Zahra Al-Bajari, a member of the House of Representatives for Basra Governorate, revealed that the representatives of Basra Governorate agreed not to participate in the voting session on the general budget in the event that the allocations remained to maintain their status in the budget.
Zahra Al-Bajari said in a press interview, "The Basra Governorate finances about 90% of the federal budget, but the size of the allocations allocated to the Basra Governorate does not commensurate with the financial obligations of the projects in the governorate."
Zahra Al-Bajari added: “We have financial obligations in the province of about 3.8 trillion Iraqi dinars, in the form of ongoing projects, while all allocation is 1.6 trillion dinars, which means that all existing ongoing projects will stop working, in addition to that there is no project. New in Basra Governorate during the next three years.
Zahra Al-Bajari, a member of the Iraqi Parliament representing Basra Governorate, pointed out that "there are large environmental pollution in Basra Governorate, due to oil extractions and water salinity, suffering from these two issues, and the lack of potable water as well." as vegetation cover,” adding that “nevertheless, funds have not been allocated to treat these problems, such as salinity, mines, and war remnants, which Basra Governorate suffers from.”
Zahra Al-Bajari stated that "the state did not specify amounts for the removal of mines and war remnants, which kill dozens of people annually," adding that "the representatives of the Basra governorate decided that in the event that appropriate funds are not allocated to the governorate, they will refrain from participating in the voting session on the general budget," and Al-Bajari added
that "25 deputies from Basra decided to boycott the session for voting on the budget," stressing that "[/rtl]
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