An economist for NINA: The Ministry of Finance should expedite the presentation of the idle government assets for sale to fill the fiscal deficit
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He said in a statement to the Iraqi National News Agency / NINA / that: With the continued decline in oil prices and the decrease in the amount of Iraqi oil exports through adherence to the OPEC + agreement; Alternative solutions to finance salaries, care and other necessary matters must be implemented without delay, stressing the importance of issuing exceptional legislation allowing the Ministry of Finance to borrow from self-financing funds to finance part of the salaries that can contribute to financing the deficit in addition to expediting the offer of idle government assets for sale through the market. Iraq Stock Exchange. "
The economic expert also called for the possibility of reducing the share of the Ministry of Finance in all public partnerships and other bodies in return for the Ministry of Finance obtaining the accumulated surplus or part of it for those bodies. ”
The world in general and Iraq in particular is witnessing a financial deficit as a result of the Corona pandemic and the drop in oil prices has led to a delay Ministry of Finance to pay the salaries of state employees