[size=36]Al-Ghazi: The government has started preparing the 2022 budget and assigning job grades to the Service Council[/size]
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, Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Al-Ghazi, confirmed the Secretariat's response to all the needs of the Electoral Commission to conduct fair and transparent elections, and while noting that the government had already begun preparing the general budget for 2022, he announced that the state ministries had referred degrees of omission and innovation to the Federal Service Council.
Al-Ghazi said, "The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers is the coordinating body with ministries and agencies not associated with a ministry and all governorates, and works to follow up on the implementation of all decisions issued by the Council of Ministers and directives issued by the Prime Minister."
He added, "The election file is one of the most important files that have received the government's attention, and that providing a safe environment for elections is one of the most important elements for conducting fair, fair and transparent elections, and although the Electoral Commission is the competent authority in managing and organizing the electoral process, it needs support and backing from all government institutions.
He pointed out that "holding early elections in accordance with the standards of democracy and integrity is one of the objectives of the government program, so the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers responded to all the needs of the Electoral Commission," noting that "the government formed the Higher Security Committee for Elections to undertake, in coordination with the Commission, the preparation and implementation of plans for the protection of the Commission's headquarters and materials polling, and a special plan for the polling day to ensure the participation of voters in voting, and to protect polling stations and materials.
Al-Ghazi explained that "the general secretariat formed a supreme committee to oversee the support of women's participation in the elections, and this committee launched its plan to support women's participation and protect women candidates and their electoral campaigns, and ended with many procedures issued by the Supreme Judicial Council and the Ministry of Interior to activate and expedite electoral complaints for women candidates and provide protection for the activities of women candidates." campaigns for women candidates and ensuring their personal security.
Al-Ghazi continued, "The early approval of the state budget is of great importance, which is reflected in the state's general economic performance, the operation of institutions and the completion of projects," noting that "the government has already begun preparing the general budget for 2022, but it has not yet completed its preparation in full and is still We have enough time to complete it, and it has not been clearly specified whether the budget includes internal or external loans."
He pointed out that "the reality indicates that the previous budgets were suffering from deficits, and with the government's reliance on the policy of economy and rationalization in government expenditures, the loans, with their defects, remain an economic solution to confront the deficit in light of the repercussions of the economic crisis and the drop in oil prices due to the Corona pandemic," stressing That “the government does not tend to expand by borrowing in general, but it may have to borrow at its minimum limits to correct the deficit.” Al-
Ghazi noted that “state ministries have prepared the degrees of deletion and creation and referred them to the Federal Service Council, and the decision regarding the launch of these jobs will be taken by the Federal Service Council. After checking the position of the general budget.
Al-Ghazi pointed out that "the Diwani Order Committee (6 of 2007), headed by the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, is tasked with removing the obstacles that prevent the completion of investment projects, and finding appropriate solutions to overcome them with the official authorities, and it works based on the government's vision of providing an appropriate environment for investment, by providing all facilities for local and foreign investors.
He added, "The government is determined to open up investment horizons for everyone, through the multiple official visits that the Prime Minister has made to the countries of the world, and the said committee has enjoyed great support and powers that enabled it to diagnose the most important obstacles facing the investment file, and the committee has held so far ( 107) sessions, during which (777) recommendations and guidance were issued, the highest levels of professionalism and quality were adopted, and an achievement rate was achieved that reached nearly (85%), in which it dealt with approximately (453) projects, with a market value of more than (33) billion dollars And it studied investment projects in various sectors (residential, commercial, tourism and entertainment, industrial, agricultural, health, and education), and the Baghdad governorate's share of them was (153) projects and (291) projects distributed over the rest of the provinces, and it was also able to diagnose the most important obstacles facing The investment file in Iraq, and the mobilization of dozens of lagging projects.
Al-Ghazi said that "confronting the housing crisis is one of the government's priorities, and the government has already launched a national plan to distribute land to the eligible and give them loans to build houses and follow advanced digital registration mechanisms to implement the project, and the National Investment Commission took the initiative to sell 20,000 housing units in the Basmaya housing project at subsidized prices." And soft loans to solve the housing crisis, and there is a project for the National Investment Authority to establish the National Real Estate Development Company to solve the housing crisis with mixed shares distributed by 50% for the public sector and 25% for the private sector and the remaining percentage shares are sold to citizens, and the Ministry of Construction approved the basic design of cities in Baghdad and in the governorates Basra, Anbar, Wasit and Diyala.
He added that "work and coordination is also underway between the ministries of planning and housing for the purpose of finding solutions to the 52 stalled residential complexes, whether by resorting to international agreements or finding and adopting solutions in the federal budget to solve the problem of stopping in these complexes," noting the investment in the field of complexes. Residential and the distribution of lands and serviced lands provide other solutions to the housing problem, especially with regard to the plots of serviced lands stipulated in the Budget Law 2021, which authorized the governors to provide extensive lands services through the use of developers to distribute these lands to citizens and employees, while calculating the value of the amounts spent on serviced lands.
Al-Ghazi explained that "the government has formed an anti-corruption committee, and it has started its work and conducted many investigations and made several arrest warrants against those accused of corruption and wasting public money, and judicial decisions were issued against them, pointing out that" the government was keen to deal confidentially with these cases to overcome previous failures in He made the corruption file a political and media file that is used to liquidate opponents and dealt with the file according to the legal contexts, but the work still needs a longer time to complete the investigations and collect evidence and documents to file accusations, especially since many of them were corruption files under previous governments and have been around for a relatively long time.
Al-Ghazi added that the policy of changing the exchange rate is a monetary policy that belongs to the Central Bank, which is an institution independent of the government and in coordination with the Ministry of Finance. The consequences of changing the exchange rate, and to measure its effects and repercussions on the economy and the movement of markets.” He
indicated that “such effects cannot be memorized until after sufficient time has passed, and the committee is still working on writing its reports to be submitted to the government.”
Al-Ghazi explained that "the General Secretariat chairs a committee to investigate the obstacles that prevent the completion of investment projects, and the committee held many meetings and concluded with recommendations that contributed to moving 444 projects from various sectors stalled and sluggish for administrative, financial and technical reasons, and removed the relevant official intersections, which represented one of the reasons Reluctance, Baghdad's share was 153 projects and 291 projects distributed over the rest of the provinces.
He pointed out that "the committee completed more than 80% of the lagging projects, indicating that a committee was also formed in the Ministry of Planning to solve the problem of some stalled projects in the ministries," noting that a committee was formed in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in the year 2020 in order to solve the problem of lagging projects. In Dhi Qar Governorate, and within a period of about a year, this committee was able to dissolve and move 114 stalled projects in Dhi Qar Governorate, including projects related to roads, water and sewage complexes, hospitals, schools and bridges, as work resumed on these projects after they were suspended.
Regarding the Chinese agreement, Al-Ghazi pointed out that "
He explained that the Prime Minister formed a supreme committee to select the projects that will be implemented under the Chinese agreement, headed by the Secretary-General and with the membership of the Prime Minister's advisors as well (Mohamed Al-Hakim, Mazhar Muhammad Salih), the Deputy Minister of Planning, the Director of the Public Debt Department in the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank, and the Head of the Legal Department in the General Secretariat of the Council And he
indicated that "the committee is working on studying the projects that will be implemented, and these projects are mostly concerned with the fields of energy, power plants, schools, the reconstruction of Sadr City and the Nasiriyah airport project. After presenting it to the Prime Minister to obtain his approval for the projects that were selected.”
The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers said that "the government has set among its priorities the file of fixing employees with contracts, and has sought to provide financial allocations to install them, but the House of Representatives amended the budget submitted by the government, which reduced these allocations, which were limited to medical and health professionals, the first and a campaign Testimonies," noting that "the government submitted an appeal to the Federal Court in some paragraphs of the budget law and is awaiting the court's decision."
Al-Ghazi emphasized that
Al-Ghazi pointed out that "a committee was formed in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to set mechanisms and controls for the nomination of special grades, headed by the head of the legal department and the membership of the Director General of Legal in the Prime Minister's Office, a general manager from the Integrity Commission, a general manager from the Financial Supervision Bureau, and a general manager from the accountability and justice authority."
And he indicated that "the committee determines the most important controls for assigning grades to the need for the candidate to obtain the approval of his competent minister, and to ensure his integrity and that he is not covered by the law of ablation by addressing the Integrity Commission and the Accountability and Justice Commission, in addition to approaching criminal evidence to ensure the integrity of his legal position and the absence of a criminal record for him. ".
He explained that "the controls also include viewing the line and summary of the candidate's service, experience, specialization and suitability for the position he is nominated for, and after completing these conditions, the general directors nominated are referred for approval by the Council of Ministers, while special grades and agents are raised to the House of Representatives for the purpose of ratification."
With regard to the ambassadors, the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the party concerned with setting controls and interviewing candidates, and there is a committee from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office that has interviewed the applicants, and the names were chosen by the Council of Ministers and were referred to the House of Representatives for the purpose of approval. End 29 /NS