Change bloc demands not to pass the budget of 2019 without submitting the final accounts of the budget of 2018

Change bloc demands not to pass the budget of 2019 without submitting the final accounts of the budget of 2018

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 06:22:31

Change bloc demands not to pass the budget of 2019 without submitting the final accounts of the budget of 2018MP on the bloc of change Hoshyar Abdullah on Monday the Presidency of the House of Representatives and members of the Council not to pass the budget of 2019 without submitting the final accounts for the budget of the current year 2018 by the executive authority, stressing that the absence of final accounts of the previous budgets one of the most important causes of corruption in Iraq.

Abdullah said in a statement today, “While we are surprised by the draft bill of the financial budget for the year 2019 by the new government and includes changes are simple and non-essential version of the previous government, we regret the repetition of the novelty of the absence of final accounts of financial budgets, Budget next year without attaching the final accounts for the budget of the current year, “noting that” the current version, which was sent on a short gave a negative impression of how the new government deal with the most important Iraqi files. ”

“If the budget does not accompany the final accounts of the previous budget, this means that there is no serious steps towards combating financial corruption, the absence of final accounts is the widest door to financial corruption, which is why to make Iraq tops the list of the most corrupt countries in the world,” noting that ” Every year the House of Representatives approves the budget law and becomes under the hands of the executive body of large sums of money, and because of the absence of final accounts and the lack of scrutiny aspects of the manipulation of funds are manipulated without any caution from the regulatory authorities.

“If Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi wants to take an unprecedented strategic step in the fight against corruption, he should be keen on the existence of the final accounts of the budget of 2018, and then we can vote on the budget of 2019.

He appealed to Abdullah, “the President of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, who was previously the Chairman of the Finance Committee parliamentary, and all members of the House of Representatives in the current session, and all good people who are demanding to fight corruption, to be careful not to pass the budget of 2019 without the existence of the final accounts of the budget of 2018.

The Cabinet approved on Sunday the draft federal budget law for the fiscal year 2019 and referred it to the House of Representatives, based on the provisions of articles (61 / item first and 80 / item II) of the Constitution.

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