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July 20, 2023[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Baghdad / Obelisk Al-Hadath: The Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Shakhwan Abdullah, announced the reactivation of the committee formed in the House of Representatives to follow up the work of the Article 140 Committee of the Constitution, while pointing out that this committee has been suspended for more than 10 years.
Abdullah said in a press conference held with the participation of members of Parliamentary Committee 140, that the temporary committee formed in the House of Representatives to follow up on the work of Article 140 of the Constitution Committee, which has been suspended for more than 10 years, was activated after the agreement of the political blocs to support the activation of this article.
He added that there are thousands of transactions affected by the policies of the defunct regime within the framework of Article 140, and we noticed through the representatives of the governorates that there are many files, and the truth is that the amount allocated for compensation by the government in the 2023 budget is a very small amount.
And he continued that the committee needs to complete its tasks to four trillion, only 100 billion dinars have been allocated, and after efforts, another 100 billion were transferred to become the amount of 200 billion, and this amount needs to be organized for how compensation reaches those included in the article, and a mechanism has been established for the work of the committee and there are regular weekly meetings to work Committee 140 to push for its real activation and complete its tasks.
He pointed out that among the tasks of the committee is also the necessary legislation and the abolition of the decisions of the Revolutionary Command Council that are unfair to the rights of the people of many provinces.
He concluded his speech by saying: We thank the efforts of the government that voted on a draft law to cancel the decisions of the Revolutionary Command Council, and the tasks of the first committee will be to seek to receive the draft law from the government and approve it to ensure the restoration of the rights of farmers, and there will be a mechanism in cooperation with the government committee to reach the dues of citizens in all governorates because there is Southern governorates did not receive compensation, in addition to the governorates of Kirkuk, Diyala and Nineveh.
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