Iraqi election winner open to power sector privatization

ERBIL– Iraq’s 2018 national election winner and influential Shia cleric on Friday, expressed his support for the privatization of the country’s power sector to help address its chronic electricity shortages.

Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sairoon Coalition, suggested privatizing Iraq’s electricity supply system to ease the burden of production on the government.

“There have been disagreements between the people and the government on the privatization of Iraq’s electricity sector,” Sadr said. Iraq is known to experience regular power outages and has an inefficient electric power distribution network.

Published in Kurdistan 24, 1st June, 2018