Parliament: MPs: ratification of the supplementary budget needed to study and scrutiny
Parliament: MPs: ratification of the supplementary budget needed to study and scrutiny
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Baghdad, Jalal Al-Kaabi
Supplementary budget, which was added to the 2008 budget year is still controversial and debates among the political blocs after it was first reading it and, if approved by the House of Representatives will arrive this year's budget to the upper limit
In the history of the country since the budgets amounting to 70 billion dollars, "Assabah" explored the views of some parliamentarians on the feasibility of the supplementary budget, and what are the channels of investment projects and disbursement of those budget accounts Final Is there accompany the budgets of previous years? Some came divergent views should not inform the parliament on budget expenses and how to dispose of them in detail, stressing that the government provide details about the disposition of the budget amounts and final accounts, which did not accompany any budget since the year 2004 and so far, while others felt that the supplementary budget, but Mahe Re-consider the public budget to increase the ratios of investment projects 41% of the proportion of total spending that goes to the Development Section of the Territories and the other part to the investment projects planned in the current budget.
-- The absence of accounts Final
The deputy said Dr.. Mohammed Tamim Nation: we are not with the additional allocations for the public budget, the fact that some ministries have not absorb or employ these funds and figures in the budget year 2007 and until the first half of the year 2008 and we stand here in front of a real problem as well as financial and administrative corruption that may have led to loss Many of these funds. He added: We had hoped to see strategic projects and investment are clear and specific case dealt with citizens directly, such as infrastructure projects such as electricity and water systems, hospitals, telecommunications, schools, and not to turn to other aspects related to increased allocations security ministries, and we are here not to say that it is important to allocate them an increase in But the budget is important in the investment budget allocations for the development and supplementary services and development projects affecting the lives of Iraqi citizens directly, as the unfinished investment projects fully There may be different rates in the completion of some projects but not heard or seen the full achievement of these vital projects.
The Nation absence of any accounts closing on the state budget since the year 2004 and until this moment and asked: We do not know where the money goes and how the disposal of what is inside of imports and abroad and their sources of these funds? Consequently, this blatant imbalance, the government here to make the final accounts of ministries are working to complete the vote on the budget.
The Nation that some ministries have not exhausted the funds allocated to them and adds: There was a large surplus of some ministries in the budget not only easy to distract them, and therefore these amounts returned to the state's treasury, Take for example the Ministry of Education, where no act of allocations little, while the remaining Mud schools unchanged, and this is what we did not want, which is not the only example here, we hope that the budget allocated for the treatment of certain points that are distributed here and there and lost interest-free.
-- Inefficient ministries
A deputy Rashid Al-Azzawi hand observations on the general budget and supplementary version that referred to the House of Representatives of the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers and the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs copy of it to the House of Representatives, did not ask to discuss the budget by Parliament, wondering how the presentation of the body Presidency of the Council of Representatives members and included on the agenda, it is clear here that the government did not ask non-accessible, and added: Rather, it was better for Mr. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs to send this project with the minutes of the meeting so that the other members of parliament found objections approvals and Gentlemen Most ministers have the political components represented in the presidency of some ministries, and must for these components to give or listen to the views of their ministers in the government and therefore suggest that this version is returned to the government and submit their claims as usual official.
He continued: It is known that are not addressed in the supplementary budget for operating expenses because it is based originally in the public budget of $ 48 billion dollars in financial management law refers to the passport in 2004 to amend the annual budget through the supplementary budget on the basis of emergency and serious changes in economic conditions and priorities The national priorities such ration cards and electricity only, and it must involve a supplementary budget allocations electricity and ration card as national priorities do not include operational expenses such as salaries and wages is something wrong and not clear. As well as the supplementary budget did not include $ 5 billion, which made its request, Mr. Prime Minister, the special topic of investment, reconstruction Among other mistakes is to indicate that the general budget amounted to 72 billion dollars and thus bringing together the general budget and supplementary at the same time balancing public and considered it before adding it Supplementary while we know that there is $ 10 billion budget amounts round of the previous year, and this amount shall be 82 billion dollars in addition to the $ 10 billion derived from loans and grants, and it is now, however, the government $ 92 billion general budget and comprehensive in 2008.
Al-Azzawi and pointed to the necessity that the government will present a summary of the disposition of this amount 92 billion dollars and adding to spend before the parliament is also important to know the sources of these funds or budget or finance imports and how calculated and collected, it is collected from taxes and imports amounting How? Or from oil sales, and what price per barrel of Iraqi oil in the global market and how it has sold Iraq? And other important questions which must inform the House of Representatives on the vocabulary and details, and added: I believe that this budget if they read and discussed well and is careful not agree with it or passing it as well as to ensure that the 2008 budget law not to grant the salaries of state employees for the last three months of the year 2008 from the same budget, but borrowing from the budget to be allocated in 2009 and this may be one of ruses to meet the conditions and obligations of the International Monetary Fund not to allocate funds to cover operating expenses over the percentage of assessments for these expenses, leaving reconstruction and investment allocations so that it does not go beyond the ceiling of expenditure specified lead to borrow amounts of expenditure Last three months of the year in 2008 from 2009.
Al-Azzawi, finds that the failure to send or offer final accounts for the years 2007 and 2008 due to the inefficiency of the ministries and added: We had hoped that the allocations of investment projects and future year's budget of 2008, as we informed him what was offered to us but we have not seen until now none of them, and the government in this Area to offer the level of achievement or progress achieved in investment projects to Parliament.
Al-Azzawi and that more supplementary budget items refer to it operational, the proportion of investment projects in this budget does not exceed 40% of the total budget and this is a great imbalance in the public budget by Al-Azzawi, while the proportion must be investment projects in any budget ratios greater than operational.
-- It can not be done 100%
D shows. Haider Abadi, said the budget is only supplementary revision of the budget, so now the proportion of investment projects 41% of the proportion of total spending that goes to the Development Section of the Territories and the other part to the investment projects of each ministries. The Abadi, a notable increase in the ratios of investment projects planned in the current budget and increase the excellent and good.
He added: "We now are following percentages of achievement for this year's data indicated that there was clear progress on what has been accomplished last year, where in the beginning was very slow last year, and on this basis, these ratios were to accelerate the end of last year, noted the completion date for the ratios of investment projects deemed good We are still in the first half of this year and we expect to increase these percentages over the next few months there are investment projects completed in full by the ministries concerned last year, or pan-completion rates have reached ministries for 60% to now, it is useful to mention that the investment plan is the plan Ambition can not be accomplished 100% in one year, but do not hide that our ambition is much higher than we are now, that Iraq needs a lot of reconstruction operations.
The Abadi: The identification of the supplementary budget came in light of the different needs of each sectors such as the development of regions that need to increase investment as well as with other state sectors and ministries concerned, especially if we know that there is a surplus of money and must be invested well.