Coalition Provisional Authority
Contact: Mike Hardiman
Tuesday, 15 June, 2004
BAGHDAD CITY GOVERNMENT NAMES FIRST INSPECTOR
Ambassador Bremer has named an Inspector General for the City of Baghdad,
accepting the recommendation of Baghdad Mayor Dr. Alaa al-Tamimi.
The new I.G. is Mr. Tomma Jaberlog al-Akielie. Mr. Tomma is a graduate of the
College of Economy and Administration, University of Baghdad in 1976. He earned
a diploma in Account Control from the University of Baghdad in 1984. He has
worked in the Auditing Departments of several ministries, including Industry,
Agriculture, Higher Education and Transportation.
The I.G. reports directly to the Mayor and holds a five year term of office. His
duties, outlined in CPA Order #57, are to “prevent, deter and identify instances
of fraud, waste and abuse of authority and illegal acts that occur” in Baghdad
Mr. Tomma plans to have deputies for training and audit as well as
investigation. “My priorities will include education on proper procedures and
the prevention of mistakes, as well as investigations,” he said.
“I will break down the wall of the Inspector General as the opponent of the
employees. My goal is to improve the working environment and have transparency
and efficiency,” he continued.
He plans to reach out to citizens and employees for information, with all
comments being confidential.
Mayor al-Tamimi said that this new office of Inspector General “will promote
good management and clarity. There will be no doubt about what is proper, and
everyone will be accountable for their actions.”
Additional responsibilities of the I.G. office include oversight of audits of
all records and activities of the city government, establishing measures of
performance for agencies, providing information and evidence regarding
potentially criminal acts to the Commission for Public Integrity and
prosecutorial agencies, recommending remedial actions to overcome deficient
administrative policies and formulating written policies and procedures.
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