The Iraqi Finance Ministry denies the delay in the payment of employees’ salaries and submits a proposal for the absence of a 2023 budget
Allawi said in statements reported by the government media and followed by Shafak News Agency, "The state will not stop due to the lack of a budget because there is another budget, the 2021 budget, through which the state can finance expenditures in the amount of 100 to 120 trillion dinars."
He added that "the government will not be able to advance towards new projects and investments in the absence of a budget because it will be restricted by the spending items for last year's budget." Allawi said, "If the year 2023 enters without a budget or a law similar to the Food Security Law, the government will be required to spend according to the 2021 budget."
And social networking sites circulated news that the salaries of state employees and retirees will stop at the beginning of the first month of next year 2023 in the event that the House of Representatives, in which supporters of the Sadrist movement sit for the third week in a row, does not convene.
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