[size=32]Abadi calls for reducing the number of members of the House ofRepresentatives and members of provincial councilsFebruary 25, 2016
He called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday, to reduce the number of members of the House of Representatives and members of the provincial council, noting that it will contribute to reducing expenses.
Ebadi said during a meeting with the President and members of the Committee on Economy and Investment parliamentary meeting, according to a statement by the agency "Noor News" received a copy of it, that "economic reform needs action and we started working out to move the country to the right path," adding that "the government needs to reformist team harmonious at the level of application and implementation of the reforms and the general orientation and the vision of the government. "
"The communication with the Parliament is important, there is a serious challenge as a result of lower oil prices and some are not aware of the seriousness of the problem that requires cooperation and take measures to control it."
He said: "We have reduced government spending for 2015 to 60 percent of what they used to be and we assume an additional reduction of the current fiscal year and are working to reduce dependence on oil fiscal budget."
"The country is not driven by the mentality of one but collaboration within a single team," he said, adding "we have taken measures to encourage national products, and we will prevent flooding the market with goods imported shoddy to encourage our industry."
He stressed "the importance of cooperation in order to reduce the number of deputies and members of the provincial council because of their importance in reducing expenses as well as decision-making."
Abadi and reassured employees that the "ongoing and salaries do not listen to the rumors launched by some that try to obstruct any reform process."
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