Parliamentary agriculture calls for resolving differences in the dues of farmers before the end of the fiscal year


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:11 am

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BAGHDAD / The head of the Committee on Agriculture, Water and Marshlands MP Frat Tamimi, on Wednesday, Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Minister of Trade and Salman Jumaili to resolve the differences and agree on a formula for the distribution of dues of farmers, which launched about a month ago.

Al-Tamimi said in a statement received by "Iraq News" that "the continuation of differences with the end of the fiscal year means to return to square one and return the funds to the treasury of the Ministry of Finance."

Tamimi said that "an amount was removed by the Ministry of Commerce for about a month as a dues to farmers for the crops that were marketed for the years 2014-2016, noting that" the amount of 829 billion dinars has not been distributed to farmers until the moment as a result of the absence of an agreement between the Minister of Commerce and the President The ministers on the mechanism of distribution of those amounts among the peasants. "

He added that "this delay makes us lose credibility to the peasants after receiving promises to release their dues since the release of the amounts." He pointed out that "delaying the exchange with the end of the financial year means returning to the treasury of the Ministry of Finance, which makes us go back to square one.

Al-Tamimi stressed that "the farmers are in dire need to pay these dues to provide the necessary needs for them to complete their agricultural work and provide the families' families, calling for" resolve the differences and find an appropriate formula as soon as possible and release those amounts before the end of the financial year and return the amounts. "