Al-Salami: I Filed A Complaint Against The Minister Of Finance And The Governor Of The Central Bank Because Of Corruption And Currency Smuggling

Al-Salami: I Filed A Complaint Against The Minister Of Finance And The Governor Of The Central Bank Because Of Corruption And Currency Smuggling

01/03/2022

Al-Salami - I Filed A Complaint Against The Minister Of Finance And The Governor Of The Central Bank Because Of Corruption And Currency SmugglingEarth News/ Independent MP Hadi Al-Salami confirmed, today, Tuesday, that he had filed a complaint against the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank because of corruption and currency smuggling.

Al-Salami said in an interview with Earth News that “the general budget includes Article 16 fourth, which stipulates that the Council of Ministers automate the tax and customs system and import licenses and link all units subject to tax and customs to an electronic system as soon as this law is approved and collect customs duties for imported goods on the basis of the currency sold. He stressed that “the differences must be settled after entering the imported goods and audited by the concerned authorities.”

Al-Salami added that “automation means (linking digital technology and information and linking the tax and customs system with the Central Bank to prevent currency smuggling and to limit tax issues and customs accounting so that there is no smuggling of currency and forged invoices).”

Al-Salami pointed out that “this law and this mechanism was not adhered to by the Minister of Finance and was not applied by the Governor of the Central Bank, and this matter led to the waste of public money, corruption and currency smuggling, and the only affected is the Iraqi people.”

Al-Salami added, “After that, I submitted a complaint to the Public Prosecutor against the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank, due to the waste of public money, corruption and currency smuggling, which led to a rise in food prices, an increase in medicine prices and the cost of living, thus causing great damage to the people.”

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