Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi confirmed that his government had established a path for reform and change and made needed preparations for the elections.
Speaking during the cabinet session, Kadhimi recalled the government’s achievements over the past year in oil, agriculture, communications, and water resources sectors, asserting that it made several strides in fighting corruption and arrested dozens of senior corrupt figures.
The PM indicated that despite the heavy legacy and great challenges, the government was able to make important accomplishments in reform and save the country financially and economically.
“We are trying hard to put the country on the right path,” said Kadhimi, reiterating that after a year in power, “we affirm that Iraq is capable of playing its civilized role in this world.”
The annual government performance report, which was issued recently, transparently highlights analyzed data, and all the achievements made during the past 12 months.
He explained that the government is currently working on providing loans from banks to help build housing units, asserting that construction will be subject to laws, urban and infrastructure planning.
The government has been working for months on a national project to distribute residential lands to eligible citizens, noting that conditions have been set to determine priority categories and facilitate the distribution process.
The report, prepared by a specialized governmental committee and experts, states that the current government made several important achievements at the level of reconstruction, combating terrorism and corruption, elections, as well as regional and international relations.
Regarding al-Faw Grand Port, the report said that the government established a 14.5-km breakwater, which entered the Guinness Book of Records as the longest breakwater in the world.
A contract was also signed with the Korean company Daewoo to implement the port project.
The report also addressed the protests, saying that inquiry committees have been formed to collect information and evidence about those involved in the suppression of protesters to bring them to justice.
The victims of the demonstrations were registered in the Martyrs Foundation, ensuring they receive compensation.
The government also established a community reconciliation project, through meetings and dialogues between the government and the protesters.