SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Monday the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is determined to implement reforms to prevent corruption and misuse of public funds in the Region.
The premier chaired a meeting of the High Committee for the Implementation of Reform law on Monday to discuss measures underway to modernize and streamline the KRG’s operations and public expenditures.
“The reform law will increase fairness and transparency for the people of the Kurdistan Region,” Barzani said.
“The Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to continue implementing administrative and financial reforms to prevent corruption and the misuse of public funds,” he added.
In January 2020, the Kurdistan Parliament passed the reform bill, titled reform of pensions, salaries, allowances, grants and other benefits.
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani signed the reform bill into law in February.
The reform law aims to eliminate ghost employees, reduce pensions of lawmakers and other high-ranking officials, and standardize retirement regulations.