The National Approach bloc sets 40 points for accepting the budget: We will boycott the vote in this case

The National Approach bloc sets 40 points for accepting the budget: We will boycott the vote in this case

Saturday 27 February 2021 | 12:47 PM

The National Approach bloc sets 40 points for accepting the budget - We will boycott the vote in this caseOn Saturday (28 February 2021), the National Approach bloc presented 40 points for the current year’s budget, while it threatened to boycott the vote if the points were not applied.

1. Restoring the exchange rate to what it was previously, as the damages of this decision became clear early, and the Finance Committee suggested allocating (500) billion dinars in compensation to contractors contracting with the government for the price difference, and the first is to notice the harm to millions of Iraqis who are poor and included in the social welfare network and those with limited income, All of these damages necessitate the return of the exchange rate to its previous condition .

2. That the deficit does not exceed 3% of the GDP .

3. Expanding the titles of sovereign expenditures to include (the Ministry of Oil, Transport and Water Resources, and the inclusion of the security and defense sector in all its ministries and institutions, as well as the contingency reserve ).

4. Abolishing Article (38) which permits the privatization of all the state’s production and service sectors and permits the participation of investors and contractors in the ownership of oil and gas fields, power stations, Iraqi Airways aircraft, and government banks .

5. Abolish Article (47) that permits the sale of the state’s financial assets, including industrial, infrastructure, and others .

6. Abolishing the two articles (42 and 41) that allow the sale of state-owned agricultural lands to those who have the right to dispose of them at a value much less than its real value and will create widespread social conflicts

7. We reject the proposal to withhold the ration card for a family whose monthly income is one million dinars, and we demand that it be increased to include withholding only those whose monthly income exceeds two million dinars .

8. We present a proposal for the approach block on the articles of the region …

A- Abolishing the first paragraph of Article (11) that calculates the dues of the Kurdistan region for the previous years from 2014 to 2019 despite not having delivered the oil and non-oil revenues .

B – Paragraph Second – A of Article (11) is amended to be (The region is obligated to deliver 460,000 barrels per day to SOMO, and in the event that its production exceeds this amount, it is obligated to deliver it also to the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SOMO ).

C- Adding Article Seven of the Current Deficit Financing Law (determines the Kurdistan region’s share of the total actual spending (current expenditures and investment project expenditures) after excluding the sovereign expenditures specified in the Federal Budget Law of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2021) and adding the expenditures of the Ministry of Oil, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Water Resources And the inclusion of the security and defense sector in all its ministries and institutions to be included in the sovereign expenditures as well as the emergency reserve) provided that the Kurdistan region is committed to handing over (460) thousand barrels per day to the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) exclusively, as well as deliver Mazad on those quantities and all federal non-oil revenues and in the event of non-compliance The region may not pay the expenses to the region, and the violator of this text bears legal responsibility ).

D- Paragraph III (a, b, and c) that obliges the federal authorities to pay the region’s loans and financial obligations that it entered into in the years (2014 to 2019 ) shall be canceled

E – Article (11 – third) – reformulated (the region is obligated to pay the loans it owes to the Iraqi Trade Bank )

9. Obliging the mobile phone companies to pay their fines and financial obligations within thirty days, otherwise the license is withdrawn from them .

10. Reviewing contracts for mobile phone companies in order to achieve the lifting of unfairness from the Iraqi state and achieve the highest economic benefit for it .

11. Canceling the oil licensing rounds and replacing them with a formula that achieves the highest benefit to the Iraqi state and eliminates previous injustice .

12. Abolishing the salary deduction for public employees and increasing the tax on senior officials, special ranks, general managers and those of their grade .

13. Amending Article 57 of the Budget to oblige the government to publish budget execution instructions in the official gazette .

14. Rejection of the additive material that allows the re-export of imported goods as an exception from the customs law controls mentioned in Article 149 of it 15. Rejection of the additive article that obliges the Ministry of Finance to transfer the funds to the departments of the separated governorates from their ministries, while not requiring the governorate to submit analytical tables that are necessary in monitoring the health of exchange And not to tamper with its doors !!

16. Rejection of the article that allows governorates to contract with developers because they will witness secondary speculation on the one hand, and through these projects it is intended to charge citizens the cost of constructing health services, electricity, water and sewage systems to increase the profits of the developers (investors ) !!! .

17. Those covered by the social protection network and those with limited income must be excluded from the condition that his transactions not be promoted in state departments because he does not pay collection bills .

18. We refuse to hold residents of residential neighborhoods responsible for the cost of providing them with the electric grid, and we demand that implementation be limited to state public companies .

19. To oblige the Ministry of Electricity to review investment contracts for electricity production stations in a manner that guarantees the lifting of unfairness from the Iraqi state .

20. We refuse to loan public sector employees to collection companies from the private sector .

21. We oppose the proposal of the Financial Committee to reduce the percentage of public companies’ capital reserves, because it would weaken their productive activities and turn them into losing companies in the near future and lay off tens of thousands of their employees .

22. We refuse to include mixed sector companies with exemption from customs duties for raw materials and all imported materials from neighboring countries. This exemption is limited to productive public sector companies .

23. We refuse to transfer allocations for building schools from the Ministry of Education to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers .

24. We reject the proposal of the Ministry of Health to contract with private sector companies to run newly constructed hospitals .

25. We refuse to authorize the Federal Ministers of Finance and Planning to add sums for licensing round contracts that have been transferred to foreign oil companies in kind .

26. We require that the controls for disbursing the amounts of the emergency reserve be specified in the budget law and not in instructions .

27. We refuse to authorize the Minister of Finance to issue the sovereign guarantees mentioned in the borrowing materials .

28. We oppose continuing foreign loans, as they have far-reaching effects on the country’s sovereignty and economy .

29. We refuse to add allocations for the purpose of amortizing advances for previous years unless audited by the Office of Financial Supervision and approved by Parliament .

30. The proposal to stop financing public companies that do not present their budget during the first half of the fiscal year is incorrect, and the accounting is supposed to exempt the president and board of directors of the lagging company .

31. We warn against the selective application that obliges the Ministry of Finance to make accounting accounting for cross-border debts between the public and private sectors, and favoring some politically influential investors .

32. We reject the additive article that requires rescheduling the payment of installments to those who have purchased state property from officials, and it is okay for the average citizen to include rescheduling and exemption from late fines .

33. We reject the additive article that gives complete exemption from late fines for loans and advances if the borrower is responsible and does not include the general citizens with this exemption .

34. We reject the additive article that requires the Ministry of Education to invite the private sector to implement printing of textbooks, and we suggest restricting it to public state companies only .

35. We reject some unnecessary borrowing clauses, including the US $ 1 billion loan that the projects allocated to it did not clarify, as well as loans in the amount of (550) million Euros to finance the electricity sector, and a loan of (2.5) billion dollars for the suspended train project and the Ministry of Culture and Defense in particular, and the Finance Committee suggested deleting them. Then she returned to take them back

36. We refuse to implement future projects for the oil-producing governorates by handing over oil to foreign companies for violating the constitution in oil management and to open up decentralization in oil management in a way that threatens the country’s economic and political unity .

37. A loan for the Badaa tube project, at a total cost of (4) trillion dinars, which is a huge amount in comparison to this project, noting that the technical authority in the Ministry of Water Resources proposed an alternative project to treat the damaged part of the Bada’a canal at an amount not exceeding (500) billion dinars only .

38. Rescheduling external debts and postponing payment of the internal ones .

39. Reducing embassies and consulates according to de facto need .

40. Change the word alcoholic beverages tax to a fine, as it is against the constitution and the law