The First Deputy Speaker of the parliament, Hakim Al-Zamili, confirmed Wednesday, that hosting the Minister of Electricity aims to solve problems and the possibility of increasing power availability hours.
Al-Zamili said in his speech during hosting the Minister of Electricity, Adel Karim, and attended by the reporter of the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the fifth session of the parliament differs from the previous one in the eagerness and rush of the representatives," noting that "50 signatures were collected by the deputies to host the Minister of Electricity."
Al-Zamili expressed his thanks to the minister "for his quick response and for cutting off his travels to Iran in respect of the parliament's invitation."
Al-Zamili valued "the role of officials in the executive authorities in their interaction with Parliament," stressing that "the role of Parliament and the government is complementary, aiming to provide service to the citizen."
He pointed out that "hosting the Minister of Electricity, came in order to know the ministry's problems and support it in solving them," noting that "next summer will witness a rise in temperatures and rising dust, since the previous seasons were dry."
He added, "Baghdad and the southern governorates will witness high temperatures and heat emissions," noting that "the representatives are subjected to great popular pressure as they are in contact with citizens, and there must be an integrated role between Parliament and the government and continue to provide the service."
He added, "The hosting aims to find out what the ministry will provide next summer, whether there is an increase in operating hours, in addition to the ministry's vision and whether it has a possibility to reduce the hours of outage, in addition to knowing the ministry's ability to address the Iranian gas problem, and the treatments for gas operated electrical stations."
For his part, the Second Deputy Speaker of the parliament, Shakhwan Abdullah, said in a speech during the hosting of the Minister of Electricity, that "there is a relationship between the electricity file and the stability of the political scene, which places a great responsibility on ministry officials to avoid popular resentment and provoke protests."
Abdullah called "the ministry to make its efforts to reach the stage of self-sufficiency in supplying energy."
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