Planning abdicates responsibility for the delay of the governorates to include projects in the Food Security Law
The minister said in a letter he sent to the heads of local governments regarding the Food Security Law, which was seen by Shafak News Agency, that "due to the delay of many governorates in providing us with the projects required to be included in accordance with the emergency food security law (according to the situation below), our ministry is not responsible for any delay that may occur. In listing or releasing funds allocated to your governorates at a later time.
He explained that "the law clearly states that you are authorized to implement. We assure the speedy completion of your plans and send them at the maximum speed. We also commend the work of some governorates that have completed their requirements, especially the Muthanna governorate."
In the absence of approval of the 2022 budget, the Iraqi parliament passed the “Emergency Support for Food Security and Development” law, in a move that allows the government to spend on various priority projects with the aim of achieving food security and stability in the country.
The law's expenditures were set at 25 trillion Iraqi dinars (about $17 billion). Last July, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi directed all his government ministries to mobilize their efforts to implement the provisions of the Food Security Law.
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