Despite regular payments
Residents of housing projects in Sulaymaniyah dissatisfied with services
SULAYMANIYAH, February 2– Inhabitants of several residential projects in Sulaymaniyah have voiced concerns over the state of services within their communities. They claim that despite regular payments for services, the projects have fallen into disrepair.
Mohammed Saleh, a resident of one such project, told 964media that their project had been completed over ten years ago. Despite monthly service fee collections by the owner, no significant maintenance or improvements have been carried out.
Saleh highlighted the lack of essential amenities, including schools and properly maintained roads, contributing to an overall negative appearance of their project.
Addressing these concerns, Aziz Mohammed, Director of Investment in Sulaymaniyah, informed 964media that the investment officials oversees residential projects through two main approaches and routinely inspects these projects for any deficiencies.
Mohammed noted that, according to the law, once a project is 100% completed, the municipality is supposed to take over its administration from the developer and treat it like any other urban neighborhood. However, he acknowledged that the handover of these projects to the municipality has not occurred yet.
He further mentioned that companies are responsible for the services in these projects after completion. Residents facing issues have the right to lodge complaints with the Sulaymaniyah Investment Directorate, which implies a mechanism for accountability and redress for the citizens’ grievances.