After contacting the Minister of Finance.. Al-Mandalawi: The budget law will reach parliament early next week

After contacting the Minister of Finance.. Al-Mandalawi: The budget law will reach parliament early next week

2023-02-20 06:21

After contacting the Minister of Finance.. Al-Mandalawi - The budget law will reach parliament early next weekShafaq News/ First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, announced today, Monday, that the general budget bill will reach Parliament early next week, while stressing the importance of discussing it to support the poor classes and segments, employees and the food basket.

Al-Mandalawi’s media office said in a statement received by Shafaq News agency, “First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, confirmed that the draft general budget law will reach Parliament early next week, after a phone call he made with Finance Minister Taif Sami.”

Al-Mandalawi stressed “the importance of the budget bill arriving soon to the parliament and starting to discuss its items and make the necessary amendments to it by the Finance Committee, in a way that guarantees the proper application of the government curriculum, especially supporting the poor classes and segments and ensuring the continuity of providing basic materials through the food basket, as well as securing salaries.” Staff and financial allocations required for new appointments.

And the deputy of the Kurdistan Democratic Party parliamentary bloc, Vian Dakhil, revealed today, Monday, the presence of a delegation from the region in Baghdad to discuss Kurdistan’s share of the budget and the oil and gas law, while she indicated that what actually reaches the region does not exceed 5% of its share specified in the budget.

Yesterday, Sunday, the representative of the State of Law bloc, Muhammad Al-Shammari, was subject to the approval of the draft budget law for the current year by resolving the differences and outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad, while a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government visited last week the capital, Baghdad, and engaged in a round of dialogues with the ministries of finance, planning and oil, to return today. Once again, to resume discussions about the region’s share of the budget, in addition to working on enacting the oil and gas law and other issues.

It is noteworthy that the financial budget for the past year 2022 was not approved by the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives due to the turmoil that Iraq witnessed after the early elections in October 2021, which escalated to dangerous levels that ended with the events of the Green Zone, with armed confrontations between supporters of the Sadrist movement and the security forces, which claimed lives. Dozens and hundreds injured.

After the end of the crisis, with the agreement of the political blocs to elect the President of the Republic and to grant confidence to the government of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’a al-Sudani, the latter pledged that he would present the draft federal budget law for the year 2023 as soon as possible.