Parliamentary Finance: We will monitor the implementation of the budget agreement between Baghdad and Erbil


Political | 09:55 – 21/04/2021

BAGHDAD – Mawazine News

The Finance Committee commented, today, Wednesday, on the government’s desire to challenge some of the budget items, and while it identified points that the government may allow to appeal to the judiciary, it confirmed that it will monitor the implementation of the budget agreement between Baghdad and Erbil.

Committee member, Adnan Al-Zorfi, said, “We in the Finance Committee agreed with the government on the entirety of what was stated in the budget law and dispelled all concerns about voting on some paragraphs. I believe that the government is obligated to implement the budget law, and I do not see a justification for the government to challenge this law, and if it does so, then I believe that the House of Representatives. He will take some measures towards that. ”

Regarding the budget items that may carry a financial benefit, Al-Zorfi said: “Any paragraph in the budget that costs the government and the budget additional sums outside the allocated sums. The government has the right to challenge it before the Federal Court and I think that the court will rule the government on that point, if any, but most of the budget items have not It is outside the framework of the total budgeted costs. ”

On the amounts added to the budget after the rise in oil prices, he stressed that “the economic treatments that have been put in the budget are capable of filling the deficit and not providing more sums.”

Regarding the parliamentary role in following up the implementation of the budget’s provisions, Al-Zarfi stressed: “Certainly, there will be intense monitoring from the House of Representatives, especially the Finance Committee, on government spending and the terms of the agreement between the government and the region, which is a commitment between the two parties and if the region does not comply at the time, the government will not pay any financial obligations towards the region.”

Yesterday, the Council of Ministers authorized Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to challenge some budget provisions before the Federal Court.

Cabinet spokesman Hassan Nazim said at the weekly press conference that “some budget articles have been changed in a way that is not in the interest of the government’s procedures.”

He affirmed that “the Council of Ministers authorized Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to appeal some of the budget provisions before the Federal Court.” Ended 29 / A 87

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