{Euphrates News} publishes important information about the budget and what Al-Kazemi reported to Parliamentary Finance

{Euphrates News} publishes important information about the budget and what Al-Kazemi reported to Parliamentary Finance

Posted, 02/09/2021 22:54:52

Euphrates News publishes important information about the budget and what Al-Kazemi reported to Parliamentary Finance{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed important information about the draft federal budget law for the fiscal year 2021 and what Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi reported during a meeting Sunday.
Committee member Jamal Cougar said; For the program “Balmutara” broadcast by the Al-Furat satellite channel this evening, Monday, that “Al-Kazemi thanked the Finance Committee for its efforts and demanded to speed up the passage of the budget. He also stressed that the budget texts are not sacred and you see fit, and that if the budget is not approved, the street will enter into disagreements.”
He added, “Al-Kazemi also stressed that he would not leave the Kurdistan Region’s employees without salaries, noting that the text of the 250,000 barrels of oil that was included in the budget is achievable,” referring to the “Al-Kazemi committee’s demand for a session before voting with the government and heads of parliamentary blocs.”
Cougar confirmed, “Submit a copy of the amendments made to the budget paragraphs to Al-Kazemi and all legal procedures and the authority of the committee, and that the Finance Ministry supported what the committee went to in terms of amendments.”
It is noteworthy that the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, held a meeting yesterday, Sunday, with members of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, during which the federal budget for 2021 was discussed, and the joint cooperation between the executive and legislative authorities was continued in order to expedite its approval.
Cougar added, “The budget included 1150 job grades, 1000 for social welfare and 150 for the Ministry of Tourism, and Parliament will not go to vote on the budget except in its current modified form. We also changed the budget from financial to strategy and we revived many of the dead doors, and we also allocated an amount to compensate some projects that were halted by action.” The dollar exchange, but this was not at the expense of the employees and the poor, and the government decided to pay those who were affected during this year only. ”
Cougar added, “We have allocated a trillion dinars for the 315 slides, and we doubled the budgets of the governorates in the 2021 budget from two trillion dinars to 4 trillion dinars, and all the governorates included projects and allocations, and what is given to the region will go to the salaries of all categories and not more than their entitlement.”
He explained that “the Kurdish political delegation agreed to an agreement to deliver 250 thousand barrels of oil as stated in the budget; but there is parliamentary insistence on handing over the region’s oil file or all the oil,” indicating, “The region was forced to sell oil for the sake of the displaced and fight ISIS, and he was getting 17 Percent of the planned budget before 2008. ”
Cougar also noted “two important sessions in the first financial committee headed by Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi and the other in the presence of Al-Kazemi confirming upcoming breakthroughs in the problem of the region’s share, and the two financial audits in the center and the region agreed to scrutinize all data.”
“Baghdad has set a condition not to grant the region one dinar until the latter commits to deliver oil on this basis. We demanded that a direct payment be made to the region’s employees according to the biometric system. Kurdistan has announced approval of a joint management of all resources, but the file has become complicated,” indicating that “there is flexibility and an imposed reality.” Everyone, and it is not in the interest of the regional government to move away from the center, and thus steps will be reached that satisfy both parties. ”
Cougar explained, “The Central Bank of Iraq has its own decisions and we will not be able to impose our authority on it as it is an independent institution; but we are continuing to support the questioning of Governor Mustafa Ghaleb by the head of the parliamentary wisdom bloc, Faleh Al-Sari.”
Regarding a statement attributed to him regarding the parliamentary wisdom bloc exercising a negative role to obstruct the agreement between the center and the region, Cougar said, “I absolve myself from any words that affect the wisdom bloc on my tongue, and we do not deny the great merit of the fatwas of Al-Hakim in the most critical circumstances that saved thousands of Kurdish lives during the period of the former regime. .
Cougar pointed out that “his coalition (hope) was attacked by a fierce attack by the blocs (he did not name it) because he is playing a different role for the Kurdish blocs.”

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