Al-Party accuses “sectarian” parties of delaying sending the $700 billion to the region[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - Erbil
Today, Thursday (December 7, 2023), member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Wafa Muhammad Karim, accused “sectarian” parties and Finance Minister Taif Sami of delaying sending the 700 billion dinars to the region.
Karim confirmed to “Baghdad Today” that “there is a political bias on the part of the Minister of Finance (Tif Sami) that caused the delay in sending an amount of 700 billion dinars to the region.”
He added, "There is a deliberate delay and sectarian parties are trying to obstruct the efforts of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, which were characterized by political stability and lack of hostility with any component."
He pointed out, “The amount of 700 billion dinars allocated by the federal government was agreed to be sent for a period of 3 months, and therefore Baghdad sent two months and the remaining month, and the amount was supposed to be sent two weeks ago.”
He pointed out, "Despite what happened, we give them excuses, and according to the information, the Ministry of Finance, through the three banks of Al-Rashid, Al-Rafidain, and the Iraqi Trade Bank, will begin financing an amount of 700 billion and send it to the region at the beginning of next week."
It is hoped that the Kurdistan Region will receive the final batch of salaries, which will be distributed to Kurdistan employees as salaries for the month of September (the ninth), while the salaries for the last three months of the current year remain unknown.
"The Kurdistan government negotiating delegation provided the necessary clarifications to the region's Council of Ministers at its meeting yesterday, Wednesday, and indicated that despite reaching a common understanding with Baghdad regarding the necessity of separating the region's employees' salaries and financial dues from political differences and conflicts, the funds contained in The budget is as it is, and not subject to actual spending standards in any way, and not mixing employee financial dues with political issues,” according to the regional government’s statement.