It exceeds 300 billion dinars.. a financial deficit in the salaries of the region's employees for the month of June[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today,[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Today, Saturday (August 19, 2023), the Ministry of Finance in Kurdistan announced that it had recorded a financial deficit of more than 300 billion dinars in the salaries of employees for the month of June, which were distributed in the month of August, calling on the Baghdad government to adhere to the financial budget law and send the region’s monthly share. on time.
Ministry spokesman Honor Jamal said in a press conference followed by "Baghdad Today" that "this month, there was a deficit of 321 billion dinars, and it was filled with internal revenues, while the local income is not only for salaries, but also for the Kurdistan Regional Government's spending on services." , the priority of ministries and institutions, the entitlements of lecturers, cleaning, creating green spaces, and securing food for prisoners, all of which are derived from internal financial revenues.
Regarding sending the region's budget share, the spokesman said: "We presented these figures in detail to the Iraqi government, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of Financial Supervision, and they carried out a comprehensive investigation in this field," adding, "The Kurdistan region has fulfilled all its obligations, and we asked the federal government to abide by the budget law and send a region's share." Kurdistan every month on time.
Jamal stressed that "the General Directorate of Customs and the relevant authorities are in constant contact with the Iraqi government in order to unify customs drawings in all land and air ports in Iraq."
He added, "Some Iraqi border crossings do not adhere to the unified instructions, which has led to a reduction in trade at some border crossings in the Kurdistan region, prompting merchants sometimes to resort to other border crossings to import their goods from there due to the low taxes and fees."
He continued, "We have established a customs control directorate that monitors goods coming from the cities of southern and central Iraq to the Kurdistan region, and any merchant who does not pay the necessary customs duties will be held accountable."
A spokesman for the ministry indicated, "Because of the government reforms that we have undertaken in customs and ports with the help of the relevant ministries within the framework of the Kurdistan Regional Government program between 2019 and 2022, the volume of trade exchange has increased by about two trillion and 500 billion dinars with neighboring countries, especially with Iran."
And on (August 16, 2023), the federal government stipulated that it supervise the distribution of salaries of employees of the Kurdistan Region in return for sending the funds for salaries for two consecutive months .