Iraqi News Highlights and Points to Ponder Sunday AM 6-2-24

0
48

Iraqi News Highlights and Points to Ponder Sunday AM 6-2-24

Parliamentary Praise For The Current Year’s Budget: The Best Since 2003

Money  and business Economy News – Baghdad  Chairman of the Parliamentary Services and Reconstruction Committee, Representative Ali Jassim Al-Hamidawi, confirmed that the reports prepared by the Parliamentary Finance Committee after studying the tables sent by the government confirm that allocations to the governorates in the 2024 budget have not been reduced, but rather they are the best since 2003.

Al-Hamidawi stated in a brief statement, followed by Al-Iqtisad News, that “the reports prepared by the Parliamentary Finance Committee after studying the tables sent by the government confirm that the allocations to the governorates in the 2024 budget have not been reduced, but rather they are the best since 2003.”

He added, “The budget includes promising service projects for the governorates,” pointing out that “members of the House of Representatives will vote on Monday on the schedules to launch a new phase of services and construction in the government of achievements.” 102 views 06/02/2024 https://economy-news.net/content.php?id=4393

A Final Meeting Of The Parliamentary Finance Committee To Complete The Budget Law Schedules Report

Sunday 02, June 2024 13:20 | Economical Number of readings: 181  Baghdad / NINA / Today, Sunday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee held a final meeting to put the final touches on its report on the general budget schedules.

Since last week, the committee has continued its periodic meetings in the Guest House building of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, to discuss the general budget schedules, leading to the preparation of the final report that will be presented in tomorrow’s session, Monday, which the Presidency of the House of Representatives decided to allocate for voting on the schedules of General Budget Law No. 13. For the amended year 2024 and its annexes, Tables A/B/C/D/E/F./End 5

https://ninanews.com/Website/News/Details?key=1130151

Parliament Holds A Session To Vote On The 2024 Budget Schedules

Iraq  2024-06-02  The House of Representatives is scheduled to hold its regular session, tomorrow, Monday, to vote on the schedules of Federal Budget Law No. 13 for the year 2024 and its annexes.

The representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc, Dr. Briar Rashid, told PUKMEDIA: The House of Representatives has postponed its legislative recess to vote on the federal budget schedules for the year 2024.

He added: There is pressure from Federal Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and some political parties to vote on the budget schedules so as not to disrupt government affairs. Federal and continuing to provide services to citizens.

He explained: Voting on the budget tables requires the presence and voting of 165 deputies, and the government needs to vote on these tables, so it wants to speed up the vote on them.

Representative Briar Rashid continued: The House of Representatives will hold its regular session at exactly three o’clock in the afternoon tomorrow, Monday, to vote on the schedules of the Federal Budget Law for the year 2024.   https://kirkuktv.net/AR/Details/21071

Deputy: The Budget Does Not Contain Appointments And Contains Taxes On Electricity And High Gasoline Prices

Policy  06-02-2024 | 2,828 views  Alsumaria News – Politics  Member of the Legal Committee in the House of Representatives, Raed Al-Maliki, revealed today, Sunday, that the budget tables sent from the Council of Ministers to the House of Representatives are devoid of new appointments, noting that they contain large taxes on electricity supply as well as a “possible” rise in gasoline prices. .

Al-Maliki said in an interview with: Alsumaria News “The budget tables sent by the government do not contain any new appointments and there are no increases for any societal or functional segments,” indicating that the tables received from the government only contain changes in terms of allocations to ministries, and allocations allocated to the region.Kurdistan”.

Al-Maliki added, “The schedules also contained some amendments related to financing methods,” adding, “These have a major negative impact on the citizen, including imposing fees and taxes on the electricity sector, by imposing high taxes.”

Al-Maliki pointed out, “The tables also included a very significant increase in the selling prices of crude oil to refinery companies, and this will lead to the refineries having two options: either to bear the loss and be loss-making companies, or to transfer the burden of additional costs to oil product distribution companies.” And companies distributing petroleum products, in turn, can transfer them to citizens and raise gasoline prices.”   LINK

Iraq Participates In The OPEC+ Coalition Meeting In Saudi Arabia

Time: 06/02/2024 Read: 585 times  {Economic: Al-Furat News} Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Oil Minister Hayan Abdul-Ghani participates in the OPEC+ alliance meeting, which begins its work in Saudi Arabia today.

Al-Hayani’s media office stated in a statement received by {Al-Furat News}, “The meeting discusses developments in the oil market, a general assessment of OPEC+’s actions over the past, and future expectations.”    LINK

The Governorates’ Shares In The Budget Are Up In The Air, And The Blocs Are Trying To Rectify The Matter

Information / Baghdad…  Although the federal budget was approved for three years 2023-2024-2025; However, the schedules for each budget always raise controversy between the governorates and the Ministry of Finance.

Follow the “Al-Ma’louma” channel on Telegram.. News that does not require documentation..

This is what actually happened when the 2024 budget schedules arrived in the corridors of the House of Representatives.

Today, Sunday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee held a final meeting to put the final touches on its report on the general budget schedules.

A statement by the committee received by “Al-Ma’louma” stated that, since last week, the committee has been continuing its regular meetings in the guest house building of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, to discuss the general budget schedules, leading to the preparation of the final report that will be presented in tomorrow’s session, Monday.”

He touched on the decision of the Presidency of the House of Representatives to allocate tomorrow’s session, Monday, to vote on the amended schedules of General Budget Law No. 13 of 2024 and its annexes, Schedules “A/B/C/D/E/F.”

In the meantime, the media department of the House of Representatives announced the agenda for tomorrow’s session, Monday, which includes voting on the amended schedules of Federal Budget Law No. (13) of 2024.

The 2024 budget schedules angered many representatives due to the reduction in the budgets of the central and southern governorates.

Representative Wafaa Al-Shammari confirmed that the central and southern governorates were subjected to great injustice in the current year’s budget that the government sent to the House of Representatives.

Al-Shammari told Al-Maalouma, “The bulk of building the Iraqi economy falls on the central and southern governorates,” explaining, “These governorates are the ones who finance the state treasury through their oil fields, but despite that, they suffer injustice.”

She added, “What was allocated to the central and southern governorates in the budget tables is very weak and does not match their need to sustain projects,” noting that “instead of doing justice to these governorates, the government reduced their budgets and increased the Kurdistan region’s budget.”

In addition, member of the Parliamentary Services Committee, Mahdia Al-Lami, said today, Sunday, that the financial allocations to all governorates are not commensurate with the size of the service problems.

Al-Lami told Al-Maalouma that the governorate allocations in the 2024 schedules differ from the 2023 allocations, indicating that the percentage of infrastructure completion in some governorates does not exceed 6%.

She added, “The government is supposed to increase financial allocations to all governorates instead of reducing them.”

She continued, “Budget allocations threaten service projects in all Iraqi governorates.”

According to these objections, there are two trends within the House of Representatives, which will not be ignored by political discussions, after the completion of professional discussions related to the Finance Committee and the government.

First: There is a tendency in the House of Representatives to hold consensus discussions between the large blocs before voting on them.

Second: The budget is presented without agreeing on it.

The weight is based on consensus between the political blocs and finding agreed-upon formulas to give the central and southern governorates part of the reinforcements to their budgets.

However, even if the political blocs agree, these reinforcements will not meet the needs of these governorates.   LINK

Provoking Thoughts and Points to Ponder on Advice :

But one must know where one stands, and where the others wish to go.  – Goethe

No man ever listened himself out of a job.  – Calvin Coolidge

Thanksgiving comes after Christmas.  – Peter Kreeft

The proverb warns that, “You should not bite the hand that feeds you.” But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.  – Thomas Szasz

I remember my father telling me the story of the preacher delivering an exhortation to his flock, and as he reached the climax of his exhortation, a man in the front row got up and said, ‘O Lord, use me. Use me, O Lord – in an advisory capacity!’  – Adlai Stevenson

http://famousquotesandauthors.com/topics/advice_quotes.html

http://famousquotesandauthors.com/quotes_by_topic.html