Cabinet meeting archive
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Long-Presse / Baghdad
Accused the parliamentary Finance Committee, on Saturday, the government of failing to honor its pledge to the Parliament on providing its accounts closing, despite agreeing to extinguish the predecessor government, amounting to about 33 billion dollars in 2012 years, and it continued to commit "violation of legal and constitutional" in this regard, and revealed the loss of a lot of documents " important and useful "in the preparation of such accounts as a result of combustion during the bombing of the Ministry of Finance three years ago.
Said a member of the Committee, Najiba Najib, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The government did not provide Parliament accounts closing balance of previous years in its final form until now," noting that "sends the parliament is just reports of Supreme Audit on the accounts of ministries year ago 2004 until the year 2013 the current. "
She said Najib, that "the final accounts that are supposed to be sent to Parliament under the Constitution, is supposed to prepare by the Ministry of Finance and the check of the Audit Court, and returned to the ministry that are bound to take notes Court, before their adoption by the Council of Ministers," indicating that "Parliament did not happen only on the final accounts prepared by the Office of Financial Supervision only, are not considered definitive because of the lack of ratification by the Council of Ministers. "
According to a member of the parliamentary Finance Committee, that "the Commission hosted an important meeting of 2012 the past, both the Ministers of Finance, Rafie al-Issawi then, and Planning Ali Shukri, who have shown that technical reasons prevented the completion of the final accounts final since 2003, and even 2012", pointing out that "Ministers have made it clear in an interview with explicit during the meeting, that a lot of important documents and useful in the writing of the final accounts were burnt during the exposure and the Ministry of Finance for the bombings three years ago."
She Najib, that "al-Issawi and Shukri, asking Parliament to give the government the power to turn off the advances owed by the government since 2003 to 2012, compared with the government's pledge to provide disclosures closing without doors exchange such advances," asserting that "the parliament fulfilled its obligation and grant the government the power to turn off the advances of worth 36 trillion dinars, or about 33 billion dollars, under the article of the law of the 2012 budget, but the government has not fulfilled its promise yet what constitutes a violation of the law and the constitutionality of it had to send the final accounts attached with any new budget. "
Article 62 of the Iraqi Constitution, first, the need for the Council of Ministers the draft general budget for the financial year with the final account for the budget year that preceded, to the House of Representatives for approval.
And went on a member of the parliamentary Finance Committee, that "the reports of the Audit Court, which up to Parliament in general and inclusive and do not reveal nearly full for kinks and breaches of financial perpetrated by the ministries and other government departments," seamless "The percentage of completion of the investment budget for 2013 amounted to 30 percent, and surplus budgets of ministries and state departments are traceable to the government and then attached with new budgets and are sent to the concerned authorities. "
It is noteworthy that the final accounts constitute a "problem annual chronic" as a result of the failure of the government's receipt to the Parliament, and press it to pass the budget without it, to be submitted late, and the urgent need her to spin the wheel of the state, and so has been the adoption of budgets past, one after the other, without the knowledge of accounts Final.
The head of the Office of Financial Supervision, Abdul Basit Turki Saeed, has attributed, in March of 2011 last year, delayed the final accounts to the delay in the Ministry of Finance to send public budgets after assembled from institutions of public spending, which is often delayed in turn sent to the Ministry of Finance, which delay the completion of the accounts in the Ministry of Finance and then sent to the lateness of Supreme Audit scrutiny.
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