Editor Mustafa Saad – Saturday June 4, 2016 21:21
Editor Mustafa Saad – Saturday June 4, 2016 21:21
Roudao – Erbil
Political parties play a team in Kurdistan with representatives of foreign countries and consulates in Kurdistan team in a friendly match Saturday evening, Arbil, and the game ended in a draw.
For the first time in the history of Kurdistan plays the leading figures in the political parties in one team friendly match with the representatives of foreign countries and consulates in Kurdistan, and the game was in the World Francois Hariri stadium.
And participated in the game Consul of America, the United Arab Emirates, and all the representatives of other States to the Kurdistan Region, and ended with a friendly game with nine goals for each team.
Said Omid Khcnaw, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s parliamentary bloc, and one of the players who took part of the game, the network Roudao media, “This game was representing all political parties in Kurdistan,” hoping that “up this game to its goal of uniting the row between political parties.”
Baghdad, Alaa al-Taie
He said the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister to include senior civil servants and special grades and presidencies overall tax on the total income and the exclusion of the security forces and employees of third-degree Balthacb and below it, in what was described Iraq’s arrangements with the International Monetary Fund in Amman on lending as «positive» and embodies the community support international Iraq.
Saleh said, in an interview with «morning»: The government is working in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, according to the program introduces for the first time the issue of corporate governance, audit and examination and transparency, noting that the program included maintaining the priorities of them displaced and the social protection network and the salaries of employees and retirees and the ration card and everything related spending social with a mechanism for the disbursement of those funds.
Expenses undergo scrutiny
Saleh pointed out that the mechanisms to be followed to ensure subject all expenses for auditing and monitoring by the Office of Financial Supervision and the adoption of external auditors international in accordance with criteria and international standards are supported in addition to the involvement of the Integrity Commission, which will enter for the first time a party in this program and strongly, indicating that it will be adjusted Authority Act to give it independence the biggest international dimension as it is consistent with the United Nations Convention against corruption as the accession to the Convention in accordance with the new law will give them a strong Adhiraa to respond and recover all the money stolen from Iraq in the former Covenant.
Displaced «major problem»
Saleh revealed the existence of four million displaced people according to the latest statistics, she said «major problem» and the need for solutions where the rate of those who are below the poverty line reached a number of more than 23 percent without stability, meaning that every ten displaced people, four of them under the poverty line in addition to the poor who are already . And the favor of the IMF loan is required to maintain social spending and the adoption of a mechanism for the disbursement of the money those with setting priorities, including the displaced file and be his priority and spending are and continue without a deficit or find drainage projects due to the deficit and it’s the other terms of the social welfare network, which must include all eligible without exception in accordance with talks in Amman. Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister pointed out that the other thing is to keep the ration card and the salaries of the staff that will be secure and stable and there will be cuts again with the requirement not to expand in appointments other than the medical and health and educational personnel, judges and the armed forces, stressing the need that the appointments be «quality».
The Ministry of Finance bonds
In another aspect, Saleh said that all oil accounts receivable are subject to audit by an external auditor every contracting payments that will be paid through bonds, amounting to 7.6 trillion, which is supposed to be paid according to the bonds of the Ministry of Finance and the request of the Fund, all will be contracting checked before exchange to ensure safety and health, noting that the talks with the international Monetary Fund in Amman dealt with the preparation of government employees, which exceeded four million employees and three million retired and are a burden on the state. He noted that the benefit of priority to education, health and the building of schools and hospitals will not stop depending on the program, which gave priority to social spending in Iraq, assured that salaries will not cut again and promotions continue with a commitment to a ceiling of salaries and prepare existing. And on the request of the International Monetary Fund to impose income tax on the total salary partial tax levied on the part of the salary, instead of the so-called «nominal salary» without provisions and in force at the present time, economic advisor to the prime minister said that after explaining the nature of the salaries paid to employees and the disparity in Taking into account the circumstances of the employee «decide to exclude the armed forces and employees of the third class, down from tax settling accounts full of income to be applied and that these groups will not be subject to hold accountable tax extra or destruction on the overall income or« total salary »and keep it partially, while senior staff salaries will be subject to second-class The first up and general managers and advisers, ministers, deputy ministers and members of parliament and members of provincial councils and the president and the ministers all of whom will be bringing them the tax Balthacb for the entire income, without exception.
To close the fiscal gap
In another matter, Saleh said the government is working to close the fiscal gap, estimated at $ 50 billion, according to estimates by the IMF, which «assumes» the survival of the current sale price of oil and over three years, indicating that the decline in selling a barrel of oil price globally this year was born a deficit extra on the federal budget worth 11 trillion dinars for being lower than the specified price, which was adopted in the budget of 2016 was $ 45 at an average rate is $ 35 per barrel in the first months of this year when the price of a barrel of oil reached its lowest level.
Large financial umbrella
Economic Adviser and refuted what Taatdolh some media that the loan carries great benefits, and stressed that the interest rate does not exceed 1.5 percent, which puts Iraq in the ranks grade countries first in terms of credit rating because he is under great financial umbrella, calling on the media to be accurate in the transfer of information. In a related context, Saleh said that all oil accounts receivable are subject to audit by an external auditor every contracting payments that will be paid through bonds, amounting to $ 7.6 trillion, which is supposed to be paid according to the bonds of the Ministry of Finance and the request of the Fund, all will be contracting checked before exchange to ensure their safety and health, pointing out that the loan details included give Iraq $ 5.4 billion from the international Monetary Fund will launch them during the month of July of $ 600 million which has approvals completely, and there are (13) push each worth $ 330 million over 36 months .
Roudao – Erbil
President of Iraq ‘s mission to the International Monetary Fund, Christian Gooch, said the fund would give Iraq $ 5 billion in 14 phases, and each phase conditions on Iraq ‘simplementation.
Christian Gooch will attempt to detect in the implementation of agreements signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government Center agreements, noting that “the planning minister in the government of Kurdistan to attend meetings related to the implementation of existing agreements between the two sides, saying that the Erbil and Baghdad have agreed on some points.”
Roudao media network in Washington held a lengthy meeting with the head of the IMF mission, Christian Gooch, about several issues related to the guardian Monetary Fund, and the granting of loans Iraq in the coming period.
The following is a transcript of the interview:
Roudao: The International Monetary Fund, for granted Iraq Mlbg $ 5 billion, why do you take this decision?
Christian Gooch: after a drop in crude oil prices in global markets, Iraq signed in a financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund, an international institution, and when you enter any country in the Fund’s help to grant loans, and in the autumn of last year’s economic crisis meetings began between us and Iraqi officials, and then we decided give them $ 5 billion. “
Roudao: Is the Baghdad government to resolve the financial crisis Tstata $ 5 billion?
Christian Gooch: Yes, I think it Tstata to end its financial crisis this amount, there are major problems, and that the Government of Iraq disposal of all expenses of its oil imports, and the price of a barrel of oil sold on the market for $ 100, while the day is clear as he will reach the price of crude to the levels, and Iraq was wrong several times in determining the budget in 2014, was a 30% reduction of public expenses, the aim of the agreement signed between us and the government in Baghdad is to reduce expenses, it is true, if the price of a barrel of oil did not reach $ 100, but I think the price of oil will rise, and this debt will help the Iraqi government in its current state, there are other financial aid it will have later.
Roudao: One of the conditions of the International Monetary Iraq, is to put an end to corruption rampant in institutions, to what extent can the fight against corruption?
Christian Gooch: developing this condition after our meeting with the Commission on Public Integrity and Anti-Corruption, has been increasing powers of the members of the Commission to carry out the necessary procedures.
Roudao: Is it possible payroll?
Christian Gooch: The task is not only the payroll, but imports of energy riches, the current system is detected and skills of natural resources, and the resources of the main people, the goal of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption closing the doors of corruption, and to identify areas of deficiency.
Roudao: Will be implemented the Integrity and Anti –Corruption sanctions on corrupt characters?
Christian Gooch: we put these topics in the program, but officials are Iraqis who will this procedure.
Roudao: As we know there are problems between Erbil and Baghdad to budget concerns, oil, and the request of therepresentative of the Kurdistan Regional Government during his visit to Washington, asked the international organizationsto allocate Kurdistan ‘s share of the amount earned by Iraq, and the question here is do you put the International Monetary Fund condition before Baghdad to pay Erbil allocations ?
Christian Gooch: Our goal is to implement the agreements signed between Erbil and Baghdad, and Minister of Planning in the government of Kurdistan agreements attend meetings related to the implementation of existing agreements between the two sides, saying that the Erbil and Baghdad have agreed on some points.
Roudao: Well, you asked the officials of the International Monetary Fund at the meeting, with the participation of theKurds in the meetings that take place between the two parties?
Christian Gooch: Iraqi government itself has the participation of a representative of the Kurds in the meetings, and we in the IMF pleased with the participation of the Kurds?
Roudao: if Iraq carried out your terms, what will decide the IMF?
Christian Gooch: at the moment is very unlikely to issue any decision, but we both parties have agreed to grant $ 5.4 billion, according to the resolutions of the debt will be converted into the top twenty, in order to discuss the conditions.
Roudao: What is the interest rate on the loan granted to Iraq ratio?
Christian Gooch: interest rate ranging between 1% and 3%, which is not fixed and may change.
Roudao: Will give debt petroleum companies, within theagreed program the two parties?
Christian Gooch: Yes, according to the government program Majaburh to pay the debt in debt for 90 days for oil companies.
Roudao: not Baghdad alone , the city of the oil companies, but Arbil also debts oil companies, and the Kurdistan Regional Government says because of non – payment of Baghdad ‘sbudget, they are Atstata pay its commitments to oil companies, and the question why you would get Irbil in this agreement?
Christian Gooch: According to our agreement, Baghdad and Erbil are Taatakaflan program.
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