Parliament calls for merging three ministries into one economic body

Parliament calls for merging three ministries into one economic body

02/11/2020 14:49

Parliament calls for merging three ministries into one economic body[Baghdad-Where]
The Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee demanded, on Monday, to merge the ministries of trade, industry and agriculture into one economic authority.
Member of the Deputy Committee, Nada Shaker Jawdat, said, “The ministries of commerce, industry and agriculture are suspended ministries,” indicating that “these ministries are supposed to finance the Iraqi budget.”
And she continued, “If these ministries are not able to finance the budget, they must be merged into a single economic body that includes industry, agriculture and trade, and is managed by this body instead of the large sums that are spent on these ministries and without interest with the presence of these huge cadres in them.”
Jawdat added that “the Ministry of Commerce and its main function is to provide the ration card items for citizens, but it has not distributed these items for more than five months, and during the current year it has only distributed twice of these ration items.”
Iraq suffers from a stifling financial crisis as a result of the drop in oil prices on which the Iraqi budget depends by more than 90%, which found itself unable to meet even the salaries of employees in state departments.

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