Provinces by demanding from the border outlets funds to meet its fiscal deficit

12/22/2015 (00:01 pm)

BAGHDAD / Amer supporter - Ibrahim Ibrahim

Deputy for the province of Basra, on Monday, that the border crossings resources must be allocated to the provinces of its subsidiaries, explaining that Basra has benefited from taking a dollar on every amount obtained by the port, while the Government of local Wasit indicated that the money ports can bridge its budget deficit, called Government economists to activate border crossings laws being financially comparable to the oil resource.

Says MP from the province of Basra sound Shawki told the "term" that "border crossings and ports in the province, although not to take advantage of them, they also suffer from the lack of services as well, where there is no allocations for that matter."

He said Shawki by saying that "the money that is aggregated from the border crossing points are sent to the Finance Ministry in the capital, Baghdad, and the provinces do not benefit from any amount, despite persistent claims by local councils."

He said Shawki that "there are many claims to put a certain percentage of money to the provinces," stressing that "Basra council agreed to take a $ 1 out of every amount enters the ports or ports and already has to benefit the implementation of some projects across this small amount."

Shawky said that "some parliamentarians are moving to put a certain percentage of the provinces of the border Almanfz, to be able to develop in which the reality of the province, and even rehabilitation of border crossing points of the province.

He says the Wasit Provincial Council member Abbas Maih told the "term" that "the state of the province linked to Iran Zurbatiyah sister across the border port, but that the province is not fully benefiting from this port."

Maih He added that "the fiscal deficit, which hit provinces during this year due to lower oil prices, everyone must carry the search for other sources of funding for provinces, including border crossing points."

Maih He pointed out that "the province has received promises of praying qiyaam to allocate a certain percentage of revenue Zurbatiyah outlets, in order to appoint a conservative part of the implementation of the projects to be implemented and that stopped due to the sharp fiscal deficit."

"The events that accompanied the Zurbatiyah port in the fortieth visit Imam Hussein (AS) has many attacking the role of the Council but by the fact that the port and the responsibility not to maintain any matter out, but that the Interior Ministry is in charge of the first."

In turn, economist Mohammed Abdul Latif Al-Ani said in an interview for the "long", that "the financial resources of the border port is a major figure in the federal budget in the event of activation of their laws and adjust the administrative and financial work in accordance with the evolving global systems".

"The provincial councils lack the mentality of the administration and the right deal for the management of border crossing points, which was reflected on the work, which notes minimization during previous years in the most basic of services provided to foreign visitors."

Ani said that "border crossings revenue sharing between the federal government and local governments in the provinces needs to be a clear plan of action that characterized the development of ports and activate its economic as well as monitoring its revenues and cash paid to service key areas."

He said the "recycling money within each province helps to develop its facilities and government institutions, the private sector and stir quickly, which helps to not rely on oil resources, which fell dramatically and led to a financial deficit in the general budget of the country."

The parliamentary finance committee and revealed that a few funds from customs revenues go to the state treasury obsessed with corruption at the largest proportion of which, at the time attributed to the economic and investment commission parliamentary problem to the lack of state control over the majority of border crossing points.

A member of the Finance Committee Masood Haider in a press statement, earlier time, that "there is a problem in the application of the unified customs tariff for the existence of many border points of law, pointing out that obtaining funds where a lot of operations corruption mechanism."

Haider explained that "information held by the Commission confirm that about 75 percent of customs revenues appropriated by corrupt while accounting for only 25 percent of them up to the state treasury."

As said a member of the economic and investment commission parliamentary Najiba Najib said the "Committee recently discussed how to activate the tariff law in the budget next year."

Najib added that "the Commission emphasized during a meeting with Minister of Industry and Minerals Mohammed Darraji need to activate this law because it will contribute to the support and protection of the local product and the consumer and increase state revenues."

And approved by the Commission on the economy not to state control over some border crossings and the lack of political will to enforce the law in some other ones as well as the traders they enter their goods through the ports that pay smaller amounts in it. "