Promises to end differences over the 2018 budget within three weeks before its return to the government
Promises to end differences over the 2018 budget within three weeks before its return to the government and warnings of a repeat of the 2014 scenario
Baghdad today – follow-up
Al-Hayat newspaper published a report on the subject of the Iraqi public budget for 2018, while the parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed to the newspaper that it needed about three weeks to record its observations on the draft budget law 2018 before discussing it with the prime minister, The Republic of Osama Najafi that there are efforts to modify them to note the reconstruction of liberated areas.
“We have given ample time for deputies and blocs to submit their comments on the draft budget law in addition to our observations, and then we will address the prime minister and hold a meeting with them to ensure consultation and understanding away from political conflicts,” Al-Hayat quoted member of the Finance Committee MP Magda Tamimi as saying. “We need three weeks to record the observations and we are determined to discuss the budget and pass it before the beginning of the year as we will need ten days for reading and discussion and then send them to the Council of Ministers.”
Al-Tamimi, speaking of the objections of the blocs, said that “the Union of Forces (the Sunni bloc) recorded its objection and demands the proportions of the appointments from 2014 to 2017 because they were preoccupied with the war on the dashing and damaged their areas, as well as called for the provision of loans without interest to citizens in the areas occupied by Dahesh, To the funds of reconstruction, “noting that” the Kurdish deputies have objected to the wording of the budget, demanding 17 percent of the region, plus allocations to the Peshmerga, “and also that” the southern provinces, especially the deputies of Basra, demanded 50 percent of the revenues of ports Border police and recorded their objections to the petrodoll They want a rate of $ 5 with each barrel. ”
“The city of Mosul has been seriously wounded, but we say there is hope for the future, success and life,” said Vice President Osama Najafi, according to the newspaper report, “there are efforts to amend the budget that did not include anything to reconstruct the liberated areas.”
“It is the duty of the federal government to allocate part of the budget and international grants and loans for the reconstruction of all liberated liberated areas,” he said, adding that “the donor conference to be held during the next two months in Kuwait will have a fingerprint in allocating the necessary funds.”
“The balance of 2018 arrived at a critical time to parliament in the late days of the extension of the legislative term, and there are observations on it.” Our budget is affected by the war on the poor and the displaced and the high tax, in addition to the appeals in the budget 2017, said MP Jamila al-Obeidi, Repeated in the budget of 2018, “indicating that” the draft law guarantees the violations of the constitution, the first not to include the final accounts or any real study in addition to not contain a table of statistics to calculate the population density in the provinces to be accordingly allocated quotas.
She pointed out that “Article 62 of the Constitution confirms that the budget linked to the final accounts.”
“If the political escalation on the next year’s budget continues, the 2014 scenario will be repeated, ie, the government will rely on financial estimates in the first months until the budget is approved,” said the MP from the National Alliance Haneen al-Qaddu, according to Al-Hayat. In terms of disbursement, which requires more time and effort. ”