He confirmed the insurance of employees' salaries .. Saleh: The reform package will contribute to employing half a million people
09:26 - 02/18/2020
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Prime Minister's advisor for financial affairs, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, confirmed on Tuesday that the fiscal deficit that will be included in the General Budget Law for the year 2020 will not affect the salaries of employees and retirees, and that the government tends to provide internal sources of revenue, to secure financial allocations to operate at least Half a million citizens are part of the reform package.
Saleh said in a statement reported by the newspaper "Al-Sabah" and seen by him / the information, that "according to the budget data, all salaries are insured, and they are within the basic function of the state and its priorities, and that the fiscal deficit within the budget for the year 2020 will not affect the salaries of employees and retirees."
He added, "The salary wage indicators increased by 10 to 11 trillion dinars, including no less than the operation of half a million citizens, within the package of reforms launched by the government at the end of last year 2019, including operating some contracts, and revoking their contracts, which was an addition to the salary budget."
He pointed out "the need to restore financial engineering to Iraq to reduce unnecessary expenses," stressing "finding real and actual internal sources to supplement the budget with revenues before resorting to borrowing, especially since the state is in a balanced debt position at the present time, meaning that the fiscal space is good."
Saleh pointed out, "The presence of vessels evading taxes, as paying the tax, fees and revenues enhances the state budget, and therefore it will go to the society’s livelihood, especially since the employee is an important contributor to the economic cycle through his spending, and this process is called doubling the income in a way that drives the wheel of the economy."
He explained that "the obligation to pay taxes is called the right to coexistence, which is a free national contribution and not a feudal levy, and that it is fair, simple and payable without exhausting the citizen", urging "strengthening the financial and collection management to provide resources to pay the expenses, which are resources from Customs, borders and fees. ”
The advisor stressed “the importance of the ability to address corruption and breaches, i.e. spending without benefits, and the need to address unnecessary expenditures in the budget and reduce them, especially since there are a lot of gaps in exchange”, urging “to search for real sources that ensure living with what was added of employees and secure their salaries , Through real orientations to maximize internal resources. ”
As for what concerns [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] oil , and the efforts of OPEC, which [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is one of its founders, to further reduce oil production for producers inside and outside it, Saleh emphasized that it is “a common and mutual interest, and that the reduction will be in production and not by the amount of exports”, noting that “the reduction contributes to stimulating Raising and improving the price of a barrel of oil while it is in the interest of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , especially since [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] committed itself to its share of the previous reduction. Ended / 25