Al-Samarrai: How can we pass the borrowing law without reaching parliament?
12:37 - 05/10/2020
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Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Muthanna Al-Samarrai, held on Monday the government responsible for the failure to pay employees' salaries, indicating that Parliament has not yet received any borrowing law.
Al-Samarrai said in a televised statement that "the House of Representatives does not bear responsibility for suspending salaries, and there is no borrowing law sent to him so far."
He added, "The government received the ruling, knowing very well about the salary crisis, because it has not found any realistic solutions so far to solve it."
He continued, "Parliament absolutely allows the government to borrow without presenting a study of economic reform and adopting a transparent policy. The government has submitted a proposal to borrow 27 trillion dinars, while the central bank owns 10 trillion dinars so you have available cash reserves."
Al-Samarrai indicated that "248,000 retirees expelled by the previous government until now have not received their salaries until now, and the government must provide the money." End / 25D