The World Bank is pressing the government to reduce the salaries of employees in the budget of 2018
Parliamentary Finance: The World Bank is pressing the government to reduce the salaries of employees in the budget of 2018
A member of the parliamentary finance committee, Masood Haider, on Saturday, said that the federal government is determined to reduce the salaries of employees in the federal budget for 2018 by 20%, noting ” the insistence of the World Bank to convert those deductions to the provision of goods and services.”
He said in a press statement today that “the government is determined to reduce the salaries of employees in the general budget for next year by 20%,” noting that “the government responds to the terms of the financial grant to the International Monetary Fund, which provides for an amount equivalent to 7 trillion Iraqi dinars annually.”
He explained that “representatives of the government met with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to discuss the federal budget, where the two institutions insisted categorically on the reduction of seven trillion dinars, of the salaries of employees specifically, equivalent to 20% of the total salaries of the Iraqi state.
“The representatives of the government” tried to negotiate to persuade them to reduce this figure to two or three trillion dinars, which means that the reduction order is almost settled because of the pressure of international financial institutions, “noting that” the meeting concluded with the refusal of the World Bank and his insistence on the full deduction of salaries And also insisted on converting the seven trillion dinars from the salaries of employees to the door of goods and services, “describing this section as” those services that the citizen did not see anything for years, which is usually a door to corruption in all its forms.
” Our press conference was very urgent and deliberate, for the sake of Rescue staff and remedy the disaster urgently and fast, and to support the federal government not to accept those conditions and give a clear message to those financial institutions that prejudice to staff salaries would be rejected by the Finance Committee , especially the Iraqi Council of Representatives peek. ”
Said Haidar, that” after the end of the meeting with the bank International, the government has no choice but to bow to their will, and thus reduce the salaries of employees in this catastrophic proportion, which we mentioned the timing of the arrival of the budget to the House of Representatives at a specific date, “considering that” it is our duty as representatives of the people and boldly and quickly to stand courageous to support him Its important segment of Iraqi society, and we call on the government not to accept that and stop those measures against millions of employees in the last moments and save what can be saved. ”