The Iraqi parliament is moving to coordinate with the government to ensure that the food security law is not challenged
This came while he chaired today an expanded meeting of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, during which it hosted the Minister of Electricity, "Adel Karim", and the advanced cadre in the ministry, to discuss the actual financial needs that contribute to increasing energy production, and to put the final touches on the emergency support law for food security and to include it in the agenda of the session Saturday to vote on it, according to a statement issued by the council.
Al-Zamili stressed the inclusion of the necessary financial allocations for the Ministry of Electricity in the Food Security Law, to ensure full payment of the dues for the purchase of imported gas, and the rehabilitation and addition of power plants, calling on the ministry to focus on ensuring the production and stability of electricity during the summer season.
The First Deputy noted that the law will include paying the petrodollars' dues to the oil-producing governorates, increasing the amounts needed for the social welfare network and the ration card, in addition to the dues of farmers and the agricultural and industrial sectors, taking into account the addition of additional allocations to the governorates most in need of services, pointing to the need to maintain coordination. With the government on the paragraphs of this law to ensure that it is not challenged in the future.
On Monday (3/28/2022), the House of Representatives completed its reading of the report and discussion of the draft law on emergency support for food security and development.
The Iraqi parliament had decided to postpone the voting session on the draft law on “emergency support for food security” until next Saturday, “for the purpose of completing discussions and maturation of the law on emergency support for food security and development and the need for more time.”
Last Tuesday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced the finalization of the emergency support law for food security and development, during a meeting chaired by Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi.
Representatives of the Shiite coordination framework reject this law, calling it a “waste of public money,” and it was formulated according to the vision of the tripartite alliance only, which includes the “Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Sadrist Movement and the Alliance of Sovereignty.”
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