Baghdad / Sabah
The House of Representatives in its regular session of the 12th, which was resumed under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, Speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, read and discuss the report of the draft federal budget law for the year 2018.
A statement by the Information Department of the Parliament, received by «morning» that «At the outset of the meeting Jubouri on the proposal of the Finance Committee to hold a meeting of heads of parliamentary blocs with the Finance Committee to discuss the vote on the federal budget for the year 2018» stressing «keenness to take the observations of the parliamentary blocs on The budget, announcing a contact with the President of the Republic for a meeting of the three presidencies to discuss the issue of voting on the budget ».
The statement pointed out that «the Council has read the report and discuss the draft law of the federal budget of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2018 submitted by the Finance Committee».
In his comments on the bill, MP Ammar Tohme presented the final accounts of the previous budgets, proposing to adopt the principle of voluntary saving by increasing the interest granted to reduce dependence on foreign loans.
MP Hassan Khalati called for guaranteeing the rights of the oil-producing provinces, especially with a budget violation that did not explain the issue of allocation and distribution of 400 billion dinars, which was agreed to grant to the producing provinces, urging a recommendation to the government to encourage investment.
He noted that the adoption of the budget sends a positive message to the international community, especially with the meeting held in Kuwait to support the reconstruction of Iraq, calling for an increase in financial allocations to the province of Karbala according to the percentage of population on the principle of (visitor – dollars).
The deputy Ahmad Hama Secretary on behalf of the Kurdish blocs that the proportion of compensation of the staff of the province in the draft budget law has been reduced in a way to cover a large proportion of employees as the term provinces of Kurdistan is contrary to the Constitution as it suggests the unwillingness of the federal government to deal with the provincial government,
The Bureau of Financial Control with the branches of the Office of the control in the provinces of the province is another violation, indicating that the proportion of 12.67 for the Kurdistan region is inaccurate because of other figures.
The MP Salah al-Jubouri, the absence of the need to deduct the proportion of 3.8 employees and retirees, as well as the end of service bonus should be added to the budget items discussed with the Prime Minister on the liberated areas, including the payment of nominal salaries of employees after auditing the security and legal and transfer of powers to the provinces In accordance with Law 21 of 2008, in addition to granting loans to citizens whose homes have been demolished or damaged.
And demanded MP High Nassif to address the Ministry of Planning to know the population ratios of the provinces of Kurdistan in order to ensure their share in the budget.
MP Hassan Tauran urged not to neglect the strategic projects in the provinces, especially through Baghdad – Kirkuk.
For his part, MP Al-Zamili expressed surprise at ignoring the demands of the security services because they do not comply with the security demands, suggesting that they be added to the surplus of oil imports and adding functional grades to the interior, defense and anti-terrorism apparatus.
MP Arshad al-Salhi noted the existence of $ 46 million of the Kirkuk province’s quota went to the Kurdistan Regional Government.
MP Ahmed Jarba proposed an increase in the financial allocations to the liberated cities, especially Ninewa province because it is the second largest province after the capital Baghdad.
MP Mohammad Naji called for opening investment opportunities in the sectors of agriculture and industry and addressing unemployment because the budget is free of grades.
In turn warned MP Hanan al-Fatawi from the imposition of 10 percent tax on sales being burdensome citizen, as well as the importance of not deprive the employee’s right to the premium and promotion. MP Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum promised to reduce the fiscal deficit through loans a negative indicator of the budget law, pointing out the possibility of reducing the deficit by taking advantage of the difference in oil prices.
He urged MP Fratt Tamimi to reconsider the scheduling of agricultural loans and stop the cumulative benefits for three years.
And invited MP Awatif Nima to the distribution of imports of border ports to the provinces concerned in order to develop the reality of service and urban.
The MP Hamid al-Khudari that the current budget as its previous non-scientific and undeveloped, demanding justice in the budget between the provinces and according to population ratios, calling for job creation and opening the door of investment.
MP Abdel-Qahar al-Samarrai installed the owners of contracts and wages daily in the electricity and education and other service institutions in proportion to the population ratios in the provinces.
MP Abdul Karim Abtan stressed the need to pay the end of service reward and higher rank to the Iraqi army personnel at retirement, calling for increasing the financial allocation for the reconstruction of cities that have been subjected to military operations in addition to areas belt Baghdad and Jorf al-Nasr.
MP Ibtisam al-Hilali called for equalizing the salaries of the popular crowd with their counterparts in the interior and defense ministries, calling for increasing the allocations of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and covering the industry sector with loans granted to Iraq.The MP Niazi Amaragoglu to the importance of providing financial allocations for the disbursement of compensation to the affected people in the district of Tuzhramato, based on the decisions of the House of Representatives after it was decided to resume the meeting until Thursday.
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