Parliamentary Finance recommends approving the “budget” next week
The first 2023/06/21
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Baghdad: Shaima Rashid
Sulaymaniyah: Karim Al-Ansari
The Parliamentary Finance Committee suggested that the President of the Republic approve the general budget law during the next week, at a time when the government spokesman, Basem Al-Awadi, stated that the version of the total budget coming to us from the House of Representatives is good and preserved its philosophy that the government wanted, and there are not many objections to it. And that the country will turn into a large workshop when the budget is approved and implemented in the coming months.
A member of the Finance Committee, Maeen Al-Kazemi, said: “It is assumed that the President of the Republic will approve the budget law during the current week or the beginning of next week as a maximum, and if it is not approved, and 15 days have passed since the date it was sent, the law is considered approved, even if it is not approved.” It is approved in accordance with the law and the constitution.
He added, "The implementation of the budget law will be at the beginning of next month, after which the government will be able to disburse the funds allocated for projects, and the citizen will see a major change in services during the next stage." implementation of its programme.
In addition, the government spokesman, Basem Al-Awadi, said: “The prime minister welcomed the approval of the budget, and these are indications that confirm that the government is convinced of approving the budget, but despite that he left the door open with regard to some paragraphs on which the government may have another position on it through the team.” The economic team associated with the Prime Minister," pointing out that "the economic team will study these paragraphs and take the appropriate decision from them during the coming period."
He added, "The overall budget that came out of Parliament is good and preserved its philosophy that the government wanted, and there are not many objections to it," noting that "the budget provides ministries with legal space and funds, and the next six months will be radically different in work and financing."
And he continued, "In the past six months, the citizen felt the government's seriousness in working as much as the funds available before approving the budget, especially with regard to providing services, especially in the Baghdad governorate," stressing that "Iraq will turn into a workshop in all governorates, and the prime minister has been waiting for the budget since It takes a long time for the implementation of the actual workshops that promote all governorates to begin, and the next six months will be different in terms of work.
For his part, Jamal Cougar, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, told Al-Sabah: “The Finance Committee, when it approved the budget, set a condition on the government, which is to send it the next year’s budget schedules before the end of this year, because these schedules contain estimates for everything, and In light of the tables, the price of a new barrel of oil will be estimated.
He added, "The next year's budget will change in the event of a change in oil prices," explaining that "if oil prices rise and the government does not spend the entire budget during the remainder of the current year, then what will be returned from the sums as a rounder for the government will contribute to reducing the deficit."
Meanwhile, statements and statements by members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party were frequent, calling on the President of the Republic not to ratify the budget law, on the pretext that the changes in the budget were unfair to the region, and the political analyst, Subhi al-Mandalawi, commented in an interview with "Al-Sabah" on the statements of some members The Democratic Party, and said: "This is a personal vision," and added, "In all cases, constitutionally, even if the President of the Republic does not ratify, the budget will pass within a period of 15 days."
Edited by: Muhammad Al-Ansari
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