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Kurdistan distributes salaries for the month of November next Sunday, with a 21% deduction

  
 money and business
Economy News – BaghdadA source in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced that the Kurdistan Regional Government will distribute the salaries of its employees for the month of November, next Sunday. According to the Kurdish network Rudaw.A source in the regional government said, “It is scheduled that the Kurdistan Regional Government will start, next Sunday, (January 17, 2021), to distribute the salaries of employees for the month of November 2020, with a deduction of 21% of them .”A source in the Council of Ministers in the Kurdistan region stated that the Ministry of Finance and Economy has prepared salary lists and will start the process of distributing them as of next Sunday, indicating that the sums allocated for disbursement are estimated at 400 million dollars .The Kurdistan Regional Government needs $ 613 million a month to secure the salaries of its employees, but the salaries have not been distributed for 40 days because the Iraqi government has not sent any amount for months, and by calculating the rate of deduction of 21% of the salaries, the cost of salaries is 707 billion dinars (487 million dollars ). Official figures indicate that the volume of the Kurdistan Region’s debt until mid-September 2020 reached 28 billion and 500 million dollars, of which 9 billion dinars are the dues of compulsory savings for employees .  

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“Strict” measures and “serious” international monitoring awaiting early elections

Politics

The election

Presidencies of Iraq

2021-01-12 13:25

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Shafaq News / A meeting that included the presidencies of Iraq with the Election Commission and the UN envoy, Jenin Blashardt, on Tuesday concluded on “strict” measures and “serious” international monitoring, pending the early elections scheduled for next June.

According to a statement by the Presidency of the Republic, the meeting was attended by the presidents of the republic, Barham Salih, the parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, the government, Mustafa al-Kazemi, and the Supreme Judiciary, Faik Zeidan, in addition to officials of the Electoral Commission and the UN envoy, Jenin Blashart.

The meeting emphasized “the importance of increasing the biometric registration rate for the purpose of adopting the biometric card exclusively in the upcoming elections, and completing the legislation related to the Federal Court law as soon as possible.”

They stressed “the necessity to take strict measures to prevent fraud and manipulation in all steps of the electoral process, starting from the vote of voters, through the counting and sorting process, to the announcement of the results, and international observers are invited seriously in coordination with the competent department in the United Nations mission.”

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Al-Kazemi government takes 5 new decisions

Politics

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session

Decisions

Iraqi Council of Ministers

2021-01-12 13:22

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Shafaq News / On Tuesday, the Iraqi Council of Ministers held a regular session headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi, during which a number of issues were discussed, in addition to the topics included in its agenda, during which five new decisions were taken.

During the session, developments were discussed in the work of the Committee for the Promotion of Governmental Measures, in the areas of prevention and control of health and awareness.

After the Council of Ministers discussed the topics listed on the session’s agenda, it issued the following decisions:

1- Approval of the Ministerial Council for Energy Recommendation No. (69 of 2020) regarding the amendment of the Ministerial Council for Energy Resolution No. (52 of 2020) regarding the transfer of petroleum products in favor of the Ministry of Electricity, according to the following:

– The Ministry of Oil continues to transfer oil products for the benefit of the electric power stations of the Ministry of Electricity, provided that the amount of debt is settled from the percentage of profits of the Ministry of Oil companies to be financed by the Ministry of Finance.

2- Approval of the Ministerial Energy Council’s recommendation No. 71 of 2020 regarding approval to authorize the Minister of Electricity, the authority to contract regarding calls for the implementation of transmission lines (Rumaila Investment Station – Dhi Qar vehicle station, Faw 400KV station, Shatt al-Basra gas station, and station Al-Hartha Thermal – Al-Qurna plant 400 kV), the details of which are confirmed in the Ministry of Electricity’s book number (41611 on November 29, 2020), according to the following:

First – That the contract is in dollars instead of dinars, contrary to what is stipulated in the invitation documents, provided that the exchange rate is based on the bulletin of the closing day.

Second – That the referral of invitations be made in amounts that do not exceed the amount of the estimated cost at a rate of (9.5%), plus a maximum (10%) of the estimated amount per kilometer in the case of using the basis (piles), according to the approved designs and for the areas that require this, according to what came At the origin of the call.

Third – For the Ministry of Oil to provide financial support for the project from the profitable companies (the share of the Ministry of Finance), due to the importance of the project, and to adopt the same payment mechanism for the projects included in the Cabinet Resolution No. (132 of 2020).

3- Zeroing the stamp fee for the national campaign and the stamp fee for customs fees on postal parcels, based on the provisions of Article 37 of the Law on Stamping Numbered (71 of 2012).

– Exemption of the Ministry of Finance for inspection fees on postal parcels that are collected according to Customs Decree No. (4 of 2011) amended by Resolution No. (2 of 2016), from baggage identification fees, to reduce the burden on citizens and their reluctance to transport by government mail.

4- The long-term biometric voter card is one of the official documents approved in state departments.

– All employees and contractors working in state institutions must update their biometric data within 60 days, and obtain a long-term biometric voter card, and this decision shall be implemented as of (February 1, 2021).

5- Approving the authorization of the Minister of Finance (Ali Haider Abdul Amir Allawi), the power to sign the grant agreement provided by the European Union under the supervision of the World Bank, in the amount of (12,500,000) dollars, only twelve million five hundred thousand dollars, to finance the project to strengthen monitoring and accountability institutions in the administration Public finance, provided that an amount of (8,500,000) dollars is allocated, only eight million five hundred thousand dollars to be implemented by the government side, and an amount (4,000,000) dollars, only four million dollars, to be implemented by the World Bank, based on the provisions of Article (3) of the Law Contracts of treaties (35 of 2015), according to what was stated in the book of the Ministry of Finance No. 8122 dated 12/13/2020.

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The presidencies, the Commission and UNAMI stress on increasing the biometric registration rate and preventing fraud in the elections

Time: 01/12/2021 20:15:47 Read: 2,054 times

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, held a meeting today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the Baghdad Palace, which included Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi, President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Fouad Hussein, and the President and members The Independent High Electoral Commission, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes Plasschaert, to discuss the upcoming elections.

Bayat stated to the Presidency of the Republic that the Fert News Agency received a copy of it today that “the meeting stressed the need to take all measures and preparations to ensure early elections, by providing the necessary conditions that give their results the utmost credibility, and ensure true representation of all Iraqis and reflects their free will to choose Their representatives are without influence and pressure and away from the power of arms, so that its results are in line with the popular will and its full belief in their representation in the government and the House of Representatives. ”

He indicated that “the importance of increasing the biometric registration rate and setting up mechanisms that assist in the registration process for the purpose of adopting the biometric card exclusively in the upcoming elections, and completing the legislation related to the Federal Court law as soon as possible, and the need to support the Elections Commission by state institutions and related support agencies,” he said. And providing human and financial resources for the success of organizing elections. ”

The meeting stressed the need to take strict measures to prevent fraud and tampering in all steps of the electoral process, starting with the vote of voters, passing through the counting and counting process, and ending with the announcement of results, and integrity and transparency must be taken into account in the various stages of its conduct, and international observers are invited. Seriously, in coordination with the relevant department in the United Nations mission. ”

According to the statement, the meeting pointed to the necessity of ensuring the opportunity to participate in the elections for all Iraqi people of all sects, resolving the outstanding issues that prevent this, and providing the legal and administrative requirements for the participation of the displaced, the displaced and others.

Ammar Al-Masoudi

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The Three Presidencies: Reaching Radical Solutions Between the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government {expanded}

Time: 01/2021/12 18:41:57 Read: 3,744 times

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, a meeting was held at the Baghdad Palace, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, in which they discussed developments in the political, security and economic situation in The country as well as the next elections file.

The meeting stressed “the necessity to consolidate stability in the country, preserve the security and safety of citizens, protect the right to peaceful protest, and strengthen the authority of the security services and law enforcement in order to achieve peace and community security.” 

“Emphasis was placed on national efforts in support of strengthening the authority of the competent and capable state that is able to protect the rights and security of citizens, prevent outlaw actions and control fugitive weapons,” he said. 

He added, “The meeting dealt with the importance of the upcoming elections as it is the democratic and constitutional path of the country, especially as it comes after a popular movement and a broad national public opinion looking towards reform and change, which calls for the upcoming elections to be a true response to the aspirations of the people and the requirements of political and service life that the Iraqis deserve, to be the peaceful path.” In achieving the desired reforms and ensuring broad participation.

“In this regard, the meeting stressed the need for all authorities in the country, political forces and all social actors to work in support of the measures necessary for the success of the electoral process, by preventing fraud and manipulating the will of the Iraqis in choosing their representatives away from the power of arms. The meeting also indicated that integrity must be observed. And transparency in the various stages of its conduct, and international observers are seriously invited in coordination with the competent department in the United Nations mission. ”

He concluded that, “At the meeting, the importance of passing the draft general budget law for the year 2021 was emphasized, in a manner that protects the rights of citizens, and prevents the repercussions of the current financial situation on the economic conditions in the country, especially the low-income social strata, and to reach radical solutions between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government. On the outstanding financial issues in a manner that guarantees the rights and salaries of all employees and does not involve them in political disputes. ”

Raghad Daham

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Barzani: We have fulfilled all our constitutional duties, and Baghdad must secure our financial rights

Kurdistan Region

Masrour Barzani

Kurdistan Regional Government

2021 budget

2021-01-12 09:52

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Shafaq News / The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani confirmed that his government has done its best to reduce unnecessary expenditures.

While referring to the deletion and removal of names whose owners illegally benefited from the general budget, he called on the federal authorities to secure the rights and financial dues for the region.

A statement issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government Presidency stated to Shafaq News Agency; These statements came at a meeting of the Supreme Economic Council, today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, under the supervision of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani.

The statement added; The meeting discussed the general lines of the region’s budget project for the year 2021, and the ongoing reform process in the Kurdistan Region was also evaluated.

He indicated that the Minister of Finance and Economy, Awat Sheikh Janab, and Planning Dara Rashid, presented a report on the current financial situation and the ongoing preparations regarding the preparation of the 2021 draft budget.

The statement quoted the prime minister as saying; The regional government has made every effort to regulate revenues and reduce unnecessary expenditures, in addition to organizing the work of the cadres and deleting and removing names whose owners have illegally benefited from the general budget, in order to secure the financial rights and entitlements of those who receive salaries. Red tape regarding financial transactions.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to prepare a financial budget that takes into account all options, and to make it transparent and realistic, and depends on the language of numbers, oil and non-oil revenues and actual expenditures, in addition to the financial deficit in light of the current financial situation in the Kurdistan Region, before referring the project to Parliament after That the cabinet vote on it would be another step in enhancing the transparency of public finances in the region, according to the statement.

The statement continued; The Prime Minister stressed the importance of solving the outstanding problems with the federal government, saying: The regional government has fulfilled all its constitutional duties, and therefore the federal authorities must secure the rights and financial dues for the region within the framework of the federal budget project for 2021.

The statement referred to the second axis of the meeting, as “the head of the Coordination and Follow-up Department, Abd al-Hakim Khusraw, presented a report in which he dealt with the steps of implementing the previous decisions of the Supreme Economic Council, as the results of today’s meeting on the general budget lines for the region are scheduled to be presented during the cabinet meeting tomorrow, Wednesday.” .

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The three presidencies determine their meeting priorities, considering the elections as the democratic and constitutional path

Time: 01/2021/12 18:41:57 Read: 546 times

Protecting the right to peaceful protest and strengthening the authority of the security services and law enforcement in order to achieve peace and societal security, and emphasizing national efforts in support of strengthening state authority, preventing outlaw actions and controlling fugitive weapons.

Emphasizing the importance of the upcoming elections as the democratic and constitutional path of the country, especially since it comes after a popular movement and a broad national opinion that aspires to reform and change, which requires that the electoral process be a real response to the aspirations of the people, and to be a peaceful path in achieving the desired reforms.

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