KRG allocates IQD15.5b for electoral commission
Commission shall hire 521 employees
Kurdistan Regional Government allocated some IQD 15.5 billion (approximately US$12.5 million) for the Kurdistan Region’s Higher Independent Electoral Commission and it is planning to hire 521 people for the commission.
Handren Mohammed, head of the Electoral Commission, says the government has made the decision, but they have not yet received the finds.
“The fund is for the operating expenses of the offices,” Mohammed says. “The budget is expected to be delivered in the near future.”
Mohammed also added that they will open offices in each province and each provincial office will have some 60 employees, who are hired on a permanent basis rather than a contract basis.
“We have submitted a request for hiring 521 employees, and the government has already approved it. The recruiting process shall be based on qualifications and we have prepared an application form for anyone who wants to apply for a position with the Commission.”
Mohammed also explained that as soon as they get the greenlight from the government, they will meet and discuss the details of the recruiting process.