20:22 - 10-11-2022
Today, Tuesday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced the formation of sub-committees to follow up the implementation of the disbursement of the emergency food security support law, while confirming the hosting of 3 ministers and governors next week.
Committee member Ahmed Mazhar al-Jubouri said, "The committee is following up on the implementation and disbursement of the emergency food security support law, and hosting the terminated Finance Ministers, Ihsan Abdel-Jabbar, and Planning Khaled Battal, to discuss the mechanism of disbursing funds for the law."
He added, "The Finance Committee has formed sub-committees within it to follow up on the disbursement of the law's money, and next week it will host the ministers of commerce, agriculture, electricity and governors, to clarify about the funds that have been funded to ministries and governorates and the mechanism of exchange."
And the Ministry of Planning announced, last Sunday, the imminent release of funds for the governorates within the Food Security Law.
Planning Minister Khaled Battal said, "The Parliamentary Finance Committee hosted us in the presence of the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, to discuss the mechanism for implementing the Food Security Law in the part related to the investment plan of the law," noting that "there is a problem of launching funding by the Ministry of Finance."
He added, "We explained to the Finance Committee that the Ministry of Planning has fully accomplished what it was required to do, and we included the projects, and we spoke with the Ministry of Finance in the presence of the President of the Financial Supervision Bureau, and there is a common understanding and clarification of some legal paragraphs in which there was a misunderstanding by some departments of the Ministry of Finance." Soon, the money for the provinces will be released."
He added that "there is 50%, according to the law, of the money being released by this government and 50% being released by the next government," explaining that "the original in today's meeting is to speed up the procedures for releasing 50% of the money, and it will be launched soon."
Battal stressed that "the Ministry of Planning has completed the launch of the allocations to the governorates," noting that "according to the deliberation that took place today, the problem is in the understanding of the Accounting Department in Finance for some legal paragraphs, and it was clarified by us and by the head of the Oversight Bureau and things are on their way to solution."
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