Tunisian president continues reforming state institutions

To purify government institutions from Brotherhood’s organization, Tunisian President Kais Saied stressed last Monday the need to prepare a draft order to purging (the government) of those who unlawfully infiltrated it more than a decade ago, and turned into obstacles that impede the functioning of the state.

Observers of the Tunisian political scene believe that Saied is continuing his policy of drying up the sources of the Brotherhood, whose arms remained extended within government departments and institutions, and who were employed by the Brotherhood’s scheme.

After the fall of the regime of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, and the Brotherhood’s accession to power and their hands on all aspects of the state, a decree known as the “general legislative amnesty” was issued on February 19 of the same year, according to it 7 thousand employees were assigned, most of them from Brotherhood. members and their supporters in government institutions.

After 2011, the Brotherhood, including those who participated in a terrorist operation in 2007, in the “general legislative amnesty” law and the principles of returning to work or direct assignment in government jobs.

Brotherhood granted members of the organization and its supporters large financial compensations, and created a fund and a special account in the public treasury, violating legal procedures, under the name of “ account for the victims of tyranny who enjoy a general amnesty.”

The organization’s members and leaders families were empowered in public institutions by appointing two, three or more members, up to 11 person of one family loyal to them, instead of distributing these jobs to poor families to improve their conditions.

Targeting health and education system
Sarhan Nasseri, head of the “Coalition for Tunisia” party, says that “in 2012, those who enjoyed a general legislative amnesty were seconded from Ennahda Brotherhood movement and the parties loyal to it.”

Nasseri added, “The health and education system has been targeted through assignments in the health sector of nurses and doctors with forged certificates, and the in assignment of teachers and professors with forged certificates.”

He stressed the need to purify the administration (government institutions) from these people, explaining that “the appointments that took place during the rule of the Troika (a government coalition led by Brotherhood) were made according to the policy of revenge and greed.”

He pointed out that “what happened during that period was a plan to attack the civil state and its institutions by planting their imprisoned supporters within the Tunisian administrations.”

Management purge
On the other hand, economist Moez al-Judi stressed the need to review the assignments in government institutions that took place during the Troika rule after 2011.

Al-Judi stressed the importance of carrying out an “audit in this regard,” pointing out that the initiation of purging the administration by Ahmed Al-Hashani’s government was the right decision.

The expert warned that the increase in wages in this way – after assignments – is unreasonable in light of the lack of productivity and efficiency in services.

He pointed out that there are random assignments that require review, in addition to the need to focus also on promotions.

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