A deputy proposes a "government window" to reduce the harm of the high dollar's price
14:12 - 24/03/2021
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Representative Mudhar Al-Karawi presented, on Wednesday, the government window proposal to reduce the harm of the high exchange rate on 12 million Iraqis.
Al-Karawi said in an interview with Al-Maouma that, “the change in the exchange rate of the dollar is one of the important reasons in the ongoing disputes between the parliamentary forces regarding the budget file, which prompted it to be postponed until next Saturday, in addition to other reasons, stressing that the high exchange rate has caused damage to 12 million Iraqis, who make up 30 % Of Iraqis who are below the poverty line.
Al-Karawi added, “The matter can be addressed through the government’s adoption of a window that, through its companies, imports foodstuffs and medicines at old exchange rates and provides them in the markets and stores, increases the ration card items, and achieves stability in the distribution dates, thus ensuring that the poor are deliberately harmed by the high prices that will return to their previous status. It decreases further if there is development in the ration card file.
He pointed out that “the dollar exchange rate complex has started to escalate and may lead to a new delay in settling the budget, stressing the need for the government to have quick solutions in the face of the high price fever, which has begun to cause great harm to the poor and the segment of people with limited income, especially since the rise in some basic materials reached more From 60% ”.
Representative forces refused to keep the exchange rate in its new pricing due to the severe harm to millions of poor people.