Government complains Basra into force of the funds and the formation of a supreme body to maximize the financial revenues

Dated: Thursday 02.11.2016 7:39

Follow-up / Iraq today
The local government announced in Basra, the formation of a supreme body to maximize financial earnings after the treasury empty the province of the funds by the financial distress caused by low oil prices, while the body of government departments working in Basra demanded the extradition of its revenues to the local government and not to convert the Ministry of Finance.
The governor said Majid Mahdi Nasraoui during a press conference held at the Office of the province, said that "Basra is facing a very severe financial distress, it has become the operating budget free funds can no longer be paying salaries for those who work formula daily wages in the departments of health, sewage and municipal and municipalities, and no longer gets patients are asleep in public hospitals and meals, as the hospital was forced to stop making cold processes (low necessary) due to the force of some of the types of materials and medical supplies, "noting that" under these conditions we decided to move forcefully and not to remain silent, so we formed a supreme body to maximize the local government revenue, and the first resolution to convert operating in Basra circles revenues to maintain and not sent to the ministries associated in Baghdad, as the duties and taxes of maintaining entitlement ".ofatt conservative that" the manager who does not abide by the decision will be held accountable, it is not unacceptable that Basra give everything and get nothing, "adding that" the local government in the process of opening a new bank account in preparation for taking its share of border crossings revenues amounting to 50% under provincial law No. 21 of 2008 average, it's also the process of implementing another project to maximize revenues financial imposing taxes and fees on restaurants, schools and civil hospitals. "for his part, Head of the legal and administrative Committee of the provincial council, Ahmed Abdul Hussein said during the conference that" the local government is forced to look for alternatives as a result of the lack of financial allocations from the federal government, "explaining that" the government local will be careful not to impact on the poor when imposing taxes and fees for a new "he pointed Abdul Hussein that" the Ministry of Finance is stalling to give Basra financial dues despite the fact that the province supply the state treasury most of its revenues, "adding that" local government is determined to issue decisions and legislation domestic allow them to take taxes, fees and fines generated by government departments to spend in closing the large deficit in the province's budget "is noteworthy that the province of Basra, which is the oil industry center in Iraq, and includes commercial ports large government and factories have spent most of the amounts received from the federal government during the year last to repay debt and pay the costs of ongoing projects (under construction), where the province has not seen the implementation of new projects deserve attention during the previous year and this year, local officials ruled out the implementation of new vital projects during the first half of next year at least, but in the case of agreement with companies the implementation of projects in a manner payment on credit, the case has been reflected negatively on the service situation in the province, as the economic situation hit hard