Parliamentary committee for / Nina /: Canceling the recharge card tax is a setback in the budget, and we will hold the Minister of Communications accountable
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Committee member MP Amer Abdul-Jabbar Ismail said, in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency ( NINA ), that “the communications sector is the second source of state revenue after oil sales in terms of numbers, because it can achieve huge revenues in the billions and gradually escalate."
He explained, "We are a constructive oversight and opposition committee that supports every minister who works with professionalism and integrity to provide a service to citizens, but also we will not tolerate those who make mistakes, and we will hold every negligent accountable and prosecute the corrupt.”
He added, “We will hold the Minister of Communications accountable if she fails to achieve correct work mechanisms to advance the ministry and support the communications sector, not to be content with canceling the tax on sales of mobile phone recharge cards, which is a setback in the budget, because it is a non-oil revenue worth 560 billion dinars that did not benefit the segment of the poor and income earners. limited".
He went on to say, “Reducing the prices of recharge cards no longer benefits the poor and those with limited income, compared to the rich segment, private companies, and businessmen, because the tax reduction increased their sales, and mobile companies benefited from the abolition of the tax.” He added, "The Minister of Communications caused a loss of 560 billion dinars.
" From the general budget, and the minister is supposed to be held accountable for it, just as we are held accountable for the decision to raise the ration card items and the manipulators to change the currency exchange rate.[/rtl]