Al-Maliki proposes advances from the Ministry of Finance instead of the Food Security Law
This came in response to journalists' questions directed to the owners through the communication window with the media on the website of the media office of the President of the State of Law Coalition, about the coalition's position on the House of Representatives' intention to approve the Food Security Law.
Nouri al-Maliki explained that "the world is on the verge of a crisis in basic foodstuffs, and its impact and severity varies from one country to another, against the background of the repercussions of the continuation of the Ukrainian-Russian war, and that Iraq is one of the countries affected by this food shortage, due to the decrease in agricultural production, especially grains." Including wheat, as well as to the increase in international demand for food commodities and the scarcity of their supply globally, with the increase in their prices.
His Excellency indicated that this reality imposes a heavy responsibility on the government and its tireless efforts to provide the necessary funds to meet the need for basic foodstuffs, and to prevent their shortage in the markets.
He stressed, "that this legitimate demand and urgent need not be a cause for legal and constitutional violations, or the government's actions outside its powers, as it is a management government with specific and financially restricted tasks, and it must rely on government precedents to find a solution."
Al-Maliki added, “In the years when governments were unable to present the country’s annual budget, or their approval in Parliament was disrupted, those governments resorted to a clear and sound legal and constitutional solution, using the principle of advances from the Ministry of Finance to cover the expenses of securing basic foodstuffs, no matter how much they were.” its costs and costs, without being involved in a legal violation, or risking unsecured spending, or spending on resources unrelated to food security.”
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