Al-Barti responds to the proposal to link the salaries of the region’s employees with Baghdad: It cannot be implemented[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, Tuesday (October 3, 2023), member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Saleh Omar, responded to the demands to link the salaries of employees in the region directly with the federal government.
Omar said in an interview with "Baghdad Today", "Linking employees' salaries with Baghdad is against the law and the constitution and cannot be implemented at all."
He added, "Kurdistan is not a governorate, but rather a region with an entity and a constitution, with a government, a parliament, and ministries, and it cannot be reduced or limited. Therefore, the Kurdistan government is practically, legally, and technically responsible for distributing the salaries of its employees, after sending the financial share from the budget." Earlier today, the former member of parliament for the Change Movement, Ghaleb Muhammad, proposed linking the salaries of Kurdistan Region employees directly to the federal government in Baghdad, while accusing the authorities in the region of deliberately harming the citizens there.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
For four weeks, educational staff in Sulaymaniyah Governorate have continued their strike, in protest against the delay in disbursing their salaries, despite Baghdad depositing an amount of 500 billion dinars in the region’s account, in addition to a loan worth 800 billion dinars per month.
In an interview with “Baghdad Today,” Muhammad believes that “linking employees’ salaries directly with Baghdad is the only solution that ends the recurring salary crisis, since the regional government and the ruling parties are intentionally harming citizens with this issue.”
He added, “It is unreasonable for employees to be paid the July salary while we are in the month of October. This is, to say the least, a humanitarian catastrophe caused by the corrupt parties in power.”
Source: Baghdad Today