Parliamentarian reveals “scary” figures for previous years’ budgets

Parliamentarian reveals “scary” figures for previous years’ budgets

9/21/2019 16:12

Parliamentarian reveals scary figures for previous years budgetsSabah al-Saadi, a member of the House of Representatives, revealed on Saturday, “scary” figures in the country’s budgets for the past 15 years, while asserting that those who hear these figures will be expected to be a country whose citizens live with all amenities and services.
Al-Saadi said at a press conference that “the general budget for 2005 amounted to more than 35 trillion, and in 2006 was more than 50 trillion, and 2007 more than 72 trillion, and in 2008 more than 59 trillion while supplementary budget reached more than 86 trillion, while the year 2009 budget was more than 69 trillion, and in 2010 more than 84 trillion, and in 2011 the budget was 96 trillion, and in 2012 the budget exceeded 117 trillion, and in 2013 the budget was more than 138 trillion, and in 2014 the draft budget that was not approved and spent by the government without law Was more than 163 trillion, in 2015 more than 119 trillion, in 2016 more than 105 trillion, and in 2017 more N 100 trillion, and in 2018 more than 104 trillion and the current year 2019 more than 133 trillion. ”

Al-Saadi added, “The total funds allocated under the previous budgets will be 1515 trillion 85 billion 417 million (equivalent to 1262 million US dollars),” noting that “those who hear these alarming figures expect that these figures for a country whose children live and have all the amenities and services.”

He continued: “I remember that this figure is only 15 years and not the history of the modern state of Iraq,” noting that “these figures for the way of error and lying and joking in them because they are correct figures.”

“The problem of Iraq is not in the money, but in the management of funds, in addition to the corruption that nestles in the state,” said the deputy of the bloc Sairon, pointing out that “these budgets for the past 15 years put them in the hands of the Supreme Council against Corruption, which is the largest evidence of corruption.” .