Economist: Security sector salaries account for 53% of government salaries in 2022
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The director of the institution, economic expert Manar Al-Obeidi, said, in a statement, that "government salaries increased by 2.9% in 2022 compared to 2021," noting that "the total salaries amounted to 43.67 trillion Iraqi dinars, after it was in 2021, which amounted to 42.44.” One trillion Iraqi dinars.
He pointed out, "Salaries accounted for 26.9% of the total revenues of the Iraqi state for the year 2022."
He explained, "The salaries of the security sector accounted for 53.48% of the total salaries, as the Ministry of Interior occupied the largest percentage of salaries with a percentage of 27%, then the Ministry of Defense by 16%, then the Council of Ministers and all the bodies affiliated with it by 11%, while it represents 15 government agencies.” Out of 44 government agencies, 90% of salaries are paid./ End 8[/rtl]