3 hours ago Iraq
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced on Monday, August 19, 2019, the continuation of the payment of salaries of its employees on fixed monthly dates.
“Baghdad and Erbil agree to solve the outstanding problems, especially the oil and financial files, article 140 of the constitution, and several other files in the interest of both sides,” provincial government spokesman Gottiar Adel told a news conference. Problems. ”
Adel added that “according to the law of the financial budget for 2019, which set 12% share for the Kurdistan region, 12 trillion and 800 billion dinars, but Baghdad did not send only 452 billion dinars until the eighth month and thus is deducted 7.39 trillion Iraqi dinars,” stressing that ” “The provincial government has good intentions to reach an agreement with Baghdad, but will not give up its rights and optimistic about reaching an agreement.”
Adel said that “Baghdad sends the salaries of 682 thousand employees only, while the number of employees in the region more than one million employees,” stressing the readiness of the Kurdistan region to deposit oil amounts equivalent to the sale of 250 thousand barrels of oil to Baghdad as agreed previously.
The Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said earlier that “the problem of exporting the Kurdistan region of more than 250 thousand barrels of oil must be resolved, and we need to discuss and dialogue with the region.”
He pointed out that “the government pays salaries and dues to the Kurdistan region under the budget and do not pay the rest part because the budget law obliged to deduct the corresponding amounts represented by the value of 250 thousand barrels of oil per day.”