Vice: Do not reduce the budget of the province "a major catastrophe"

Dated: December 17, 2015
Baghdad / Iraq News Network MP from Maliki's coalition Haider Mawla, Thursday, not taking the proposal to reduce the budget of the Kurdistan region in the budget from 17% to 13% "a great catastrophe," he said, adding that the province exported 950 thousand barrels per day. He said in a statement Mawla today: "After the adoption of the budget bill at a hearing yesterday, the head of the House of Representatives demands of today display the names of voters on the paragraphs of the draft budget to the media to know the Iraqi people from the sound of the paragraphs and did not vote." He added Mawla, that "the vote on the paragraph ninth of the draft budget relating to the Kurdistan region budget law and Mnhm 17% and not taking the proposal of reduction to 13% a great calamity and injustice and prejudice against Iraqis in general and the people of the southern provinces in particular, especially since the oil-producing provinces such as Basra, Maysan, do not take due in a just not in terms of the proportion of the population nor in terms of revenue provided by and neither those into account for the blood and the sacrifices made by the sons of the south "He pointed out, that" the region issued 950 000 barrels of oil per day and the federal government delivers any amounts due to be sold illegally, "is noteworthy that the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday (16 December 2015), on the draft budget law for fiscal 2016 valued at more than 105 trillion dinars, while keeping the share of the Kurdistan region of 17% of the budget.