Iraq PM Sacks Electricity Ministry Officials

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi sacked on Thursday a number of officials at the electricity ministry “in order to reorganize the operation of the ministry in the service of the country”, his office said in a statement.

The dismissal of four directors and a number of others was the latest attempt to quell public anger over chronic power cuts.

Those sacked were in charge of investments, contracts, distribution and administration at the ministry.

Published in Ashraq Al-Awsat, 9th August, 2018