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Samson » October 2nd, 2022

Kurdistan government decides on the National Independence Day holiday

2nd October, 2022

The Kurdistan Regional Government announced today, Sunday, that tomorrow will be an official holiday on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Iraq.

In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, KRG spokesman, Jutiar Adel, said that Monday, October 3, 2022, will be an official holiday in all official institutions in the Kurdistan Region on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Iraq.

And the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers announced yesterday that Monday, October 3, 2022, will be an official holiday on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Iraq.   LINK

A deputy suggests the date for the election of the President of the Republic


02/10/2022 16:36:04

A member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Jawad Al-Ghazali, suggested today, Sunday, this week, the date for holding a voting session on the presidential candidate.

Al-Ghazali told Al-Furat News that: “Initial information indicates that there are discussions and agreements between the Kurdish parties to identify one person who will run for the presidency of the republic.”

Al-Ghazali added, “We expect that the parliament session will be held this week to resolve this file.”

The leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Ghiath al-Sorji, had expected, via Al-Furat News, that the next session or after it would be to elect a candidate for the presidency, and the coming days would solve all these matters.  LINK

A national consensus to complete the parliament sessions and pass the prime ministerial candidate

02/10/2022 18:03:31


The deputy of the State of Law coalition, Dergham Al-Maliki, confirmed today, Sunday, that there is a consensus to complete the parliamentary sessions and pass the candidate for prime minister.

Al-Maliki said {to Al-Furat News} that: “The political parties gave a clear message in the last session, with the presence of a consensus to complete the sessions of the House of Representatives and with the unanimity of the political blocs from the coordinating framework, the Kurds, sovereignty and the independents.” Al-Maliki added, “There is a clear majority and an explicit agreement between the political forces to attend the sessions and pass the candidate to head the next government, which is agreed upon.”

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives held its fourth session, chaired by Muhammad al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council, and attended by 240 deputies, and voted to renew the confidence of President al-Halbousi, while Mohsen al-Mandalawi was elected as first deputy speaker.

In a statement, the coordination framework stressed the importance of completing the rest of the constitutional entitlements and perpetuating the dialogues between the coalition of state administration and the rest of the blocs wishing to form a new government with full powers capable of advancing the service and security reality. LINK

Integrity carries out seizures of fraud and bribery cases in government banks

02/10/2022 08:50:52

The Commission’s Investigation Department confirmed today, Sunday, that its staff working in Baghdad and Diyala carried out four seizures of cases of fraud, bribery and violations in the branches of a number of banks in the two governorates.

The department, while talking about the seizures that were carried out based on judicial notes, indicated that “the Baghdad Investigation Directorate’s work team was able to apprehend two suspects in flagrante delicto of receiving sums of money “bribery” from a number of contracts of agricultural auditors in exchange for agricultural bank auditors. For the purpose of obtaining loans from the bank, indicating that the origin of those contracts has been seized. 

She added, “The Diyala Investigation Office team carried out three seizures in the Agricultural and Al-Rasheed Banks in the governorate, pointing out that the team carried out two separate operations in the Agricultural Cooperative Bank in the province.

A loan in the amount of (70,000,000) million dinars to one of the borrowers, in return for paying a sum of money “bribe” to employees working in the bank, noting that some of the bank’s employees passed a loan transaction in the name of a citizen and disbursed the amount, without his knowledge or consent.” 


The department explained that “the team monitored fraud in Al-Rasheed Bank – Ashnona Branch, represented by the bank granting a clearance to one of the borrowers for repaying the value of the loan received by him, despite the presence of unpaid amounts of the loan in his possession.”  LINK

Industry announces the size of sulfur reserves in Iraq

2nd October, 2022

Today, Sunday, the Geological Survey of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals clarified the details of its work regarding granting an industrial establishment license and referring mineral revolution projects, announcing the size of sulfur reserves

The Director of the Mineral Investment Department in the Authority, Ahmed Tariq Shehab, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “the authority oversees the regulation of investment work in mineral wealth through its association with two parties, namely, the Directorate of Industrial Development in the Ministry in accordance with Law 20 of 1998 and granting it licenses to establish industrial projects, the other side is the National Investment Commission and its branches in the governorates

He added, “Most of the clays and ores are invested by a decision of the Ministry of Industry,” explaining that “since the end of 2012, the Mineral Extraction Department was affiliated with the Geological Survey and our commission became centrally funded by the Ministry of Finance, and the department was separated, with its affiliated sites, including the silica sand site. Al-Atyan and Husayniyat iron, and became affiliated with the Extraction Department of the General Company for Mining Industries

He pointed out, that “when an investor arrives, the authority is required to specify the raw material, its depth, quantities, extension, and the mining conditions for the material to be invested. He continued, “Our commission is supervising this issue, in addition to implementing the amended Mineral Investment Law No. 91 of 1988, which is currently in force, and then to put investors in front of their capabilities to invest accordingly

He stressed that “the authority alone cannot implement the investment itself, because we will need owners, excavators and financial funding, which the government has not monitored, to activate investment in mineral wealth. He pointed out, “The sulfur reserve of 320 million tons contains sulfur rocks and needs special treatments, so raw sulfur accompanies the rocks  LINK

Source: Dinar Recaps



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