Q&A: Mansour Mareed Attia, governor of Ninewa province

Five months into his tenure, the new governor discusses the status of Mosul reconstruction, security, and energy sector investment.
Q&A: Mansour Mareed Attia, governor of Ninewa province
Ninewa Gov. Mansour Mareed Attia in his office on Oct. 3, 2019. (SAMYA KULLAB/Iraq Oil Report)

MOSUL - When Mansour Mareed Attia was elected governor of Ninewa province, in May 2019, he inherited a host of problems stemming from the destruction caused by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Those challenges have been compounded by a fractious political climate. Attia assumed the post after the removal of former Gov. Naufel al-Akub, who was accused of corruption and blamed for the drowning deaths of over 100 people in a ferry accident.

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