[size=36]The ministers of interior and trade are discussing supporting the ration card and increasing its allocations in the next budget[/size]
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charged with implementing the demands of the Committee held the demonstrators headed by Interior Minister Yassin Yasiri, a joint meeting with the Minister of Commerce Mohammad Hashim al - Ani and directors of departments and companies involved in the processing of the ration card items to discuss the ration card support and increase financial allocations.
The two ministers held a meeting in the presence of the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Commission, the army chief of staff and the deputy commander of the joint operations command and spokesperson of the commander-in-chief, to discuss the priorities of securing the food situation by supporting the ration card and securing its items regularly. "In light of the prime minister's directives to ensure food security with the same efforts that are being made in the face of terrorism."
During the meeting, Al-Ani stressed the importance of supporting the ration card system to provide food items to citizens and emphasizing the processing of families that are at risk of poverty, as well as the stability of processing operations as it contributes to securing vocabulary on the one hand and achieves competition with the commercial market and low prices.
He pointed out, "The Ministry is working in multiple directions to increase financial allocations for the next year, despite the existence of great difficulties to secure the necessary amounts to equip vocabulary at the same level of processing operations for the current year because the financial budget is suffering from serious pressures because of the size of the doors that need large funds exceed the money received To the state treasury account. "
He added, `` The number of people covered in the ration card system for 2019 is close to 39 million Iraqis distributed to more than 56 thousand food agents deployed in Baghdad and the provinces and the amounts that have been allocated to the ministry trillion and 700 billion Iraqi dinars and simple calculation, the share of one citizen will be $ 34 for Full".
Al-Ani pointed out that "the ministries companies processing 10 servings of flour and seven servings of sugar and edible oil while 6 servings of rice were processed while the ministry relied on local wheat marketers from farmers and farmers in processing flour as well as the adoption of the national product in the processing of two Sugar and edible oil and relying on global origins for the supply of rice. "
For his part, the Minister of Interior, Chairman of the Committee charged with meeting the demands of the demonstrators, stressed the need to support the directions of the Ministry of Commerce in increasing financial allocations to ensure food security and the processing of vocabulary continuously and without disadvantages. Purchase of foodstuffs that depend on the provision of funds for the purpose of contracting and purchasing. "
Al-Yasiri pointed out to the necessity of securing the entry of the ministry's trucks allocated to the ration card to the receiving centers and warehouses and the flow of their movement in a way that ensures strategic storage and the stability of the processing operations, while stressing the need to put in place mechanisms that allow citizens to obtain food items in a stable manner.