Baghdad - INA - Sajjad Al-Mousawi
, today, Thursday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee described the budgetary obstacles as more "political" than technical, while it revealed the addition of functional degrees in the budget.
Committee reporter Ahmed Al-Saffar told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Investment is delayed, unemployment increases and continues, poverty increases daily, and there are other social effects as well, and it is assumed that there will be a movement as soon as possible to define a session to vote on the budget," indicating that "the issue of the budget It has become more political than a financial and economic issue. "
He added that "there is an existing governmental text, which is the result of the many delegations and meetings regarding the budget between the regional government and the federal government represented by the Ministry of Oil, the Ministry of Finance, the representative of SOMO and the Federal Office of Financial Supervision, but there is political pressure on the budget regarding the share of the Kurds."
He continued that "the budget was delayed not because of the Kurds, but because of the shares of the provinces," pointing out that "what remains of the budget are job grades and quotas."
Al-Saffar asserted that "there are thousands of graduates for years without work and are waiting for the budget," explaining that "the session will take place at 4 pm today, Thursday, and what is proposed in it is the Federal Court law only.
And between Al-Saffar, "There will be a meeting between the Speaker of Parliament with the Finance Committee and the heads of the blocs to discuss the budget and set a day for voting on it," noting that "the obstacles to the budget are more political than technical and have been fully completed."
Al-Saffar stressed that "there is a rise in oil prices, which has now reached more than $ 67, while the budget was built on a price of $ 45 a barrel, and this is a big difference and leads to filling and easing the deficit," stressing the need for ""
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