Al-Jubouri: Next year's budget is austere, without new appointments or investment projects
11:53 - 12/09/2020
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A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Ahmed Mazhar Al-Jubouri, confirmed, on Saturday, that the budget for next year 2021 is austerity without new appointments or investment projects.
Al-Jubouri said in a press statement that the information received, a copy of it, that "the 2020 budget is a legal cover for the past months, and it is an austerity budget that is far from directly operational investments, especially since the previous borrowing of 15 trillion dinars, which the state withdrew was only salaries." .
Al-Jubouri added that "until the next budget, there are paragraphs for internal and external borrowing to pay salaries, and therefore there is no new in them far from the investment framework and appointments."
He explained that “the Minister of Finance, during the hosting of the committee, answered regarding the issue of appointments and dealing with it: that there is a stronger will than the ministry,” indicating that “all appointments were rejected by him and by the ministry's advanced staff for lack of financial coverage, but it was imposed on him by the government by decisions and voting by the Council. Ministers ”.
Al-Jubouri indicated that "the next budget includes expenditures to cover ongoing projects, not new projects, and I do not think that the state will proceed with the issue of appointments in light of the increase in expenditures by 20% than it was in the 2019 budget." End / 25