Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Monday presided
over the first session of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Council in the presence of
a number of officials and advisors.
The aim of the restructuring the Supreme Council is to allow taking deterrent measures and unifying the efforts of the regulators to confront any corrupt party or person whatever its position, Abdul Mahdi said in a statement issued by his office.
The Supreme Council has to be granted sufficient administrative and legal powers to control corruption and know its sources, Abdul Mahdi added.
In early 2016, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Council was established under his former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chairmanship in coordination with the head of the Integrity Commission and the Financial Control Bureau.”