12:24 - 2023-02-01
Today, Wednesday, the Parliamentary Legal Committee confirmed that the House of Representatives places the approval of the 2023 budget at the top of its priorities, indicating that Parliament will be supportive of its provisions.
Committee representative Ahmed Fawaz said in a statement to the official agency, "The budget law will be one of the most important priorities of our work at the beginning of the legislative term for the second year of the fifth session," indicating, "The committee is waiting for the budget to be sent from the government, and our concern is to speed up its approval."
He added, "There are many challenges awaiting the budget associated with the confirmation of lecturers and contracts in all state institutions and relevant ministries," noting that "the draft budget law will enter into force after its parliamentary approval in order to implement the government program of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia'a al-Sudani, which was promised to the sons of Our people during the vote on the program in the House of Representatives.
Regarding the stalled laws, Fawaz stated, "One of the most important stalled laws in the House of Representatives is the retirement law, the civil service law, the law for electors, in addition to the general amnesty law," explaining that "there are more than 100 draft laws stalled in the House of Representatives since the two parliamentary sessions." the previous three and four.
And Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani confirmed earlier that he "desires a budget that is compatible with the government program and is not like the previous budgets that were approved," pointing out that "all previous mistakes were due to the budget's incompatibility with government programs."
He stated that "determining the exchange rate in the budget is taken according to the paths and the economic situation in the country," noting that "all possibilities are contained in adjusting the exchange rate."
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