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Al-Zorfi: Abdul Mahdi and his government’s oil minister destroyed the Iraqi economy, and these are the evidence

The head of the parliamentary representative bloc in Al-Nasr, Adnan Al-Zrafi, said today, Sunday, that the government of former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi destroyed the Iraqi economy and drained .its funds abnormally In his speech to the program (Shortest Roads) ( , presented by the journalist Dr. Nabil Jassem Ali (Al Sharqiya),

Al-Zorfi said that “the financial crisis is deep and accumulated and is the result of the accumulations left by previous governments,” noting that “the proposed treatments are illogical or efficient and do not rise because It establishes a future outlook. ”

He continued, “The Iraqi ministries as a whole are ministries that benefit from public money, not “.ministries that produce the state And on the direction of Iraq towards external borrowing to meet its budget deficit, the head of the Victory Bloc stressed that “borrowing should not give additional funds to ministries that provided “.failed experiences in the past that wasted state funds He pointed out that “our revenues are 2 trillion dinars per month, and at least 7 trillion is required to “.finance salaries

He added, “If we allow external borrowing, this means that the government will borrow 30 billion dollars until the end of the year to finance the expenditures. The matter must be accompanied by “.reforms that reconsider the performance of the ministries

Unfortunately, what the current ministries are only discussing is the payment of salaries to state” employees. The 5 trillion that will be granted for salaries means giving money to 40 million Iraqis for .a category of people that must give in return what corresponds to this number,” he said

He pointed out that “there are hidden financial pockets in the state that must be invested to boost revenues … We want the government to reduce its expenditures and offer investment opportunities “.to the private sector “.

We asked that the government allocate 25% of the money borrowed on investment projects” ”

Al-Zarfi accused the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi of

And that “the country’s crisis revolves around the control of political forces on the economic file and paralyzed it in a way that previous governments could not deal with, and the Finance Minister has spoken of losing $ 8 billion annually due to the lack of recovery from the funds allocated for import by the central bank auction,” noting that “the Abadi government Companies were required to deposit 5% of the dollar’s deposit funds, and these are additional funds for the

He pointed out that “the government requested the purchase of gasoline at a value of $ 3.5 billion to “.purchase gasoline and its losses from revenues of $ 8 billion annually

He continued, “The Minister of Oil in the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi (Thamer Al-Ghadban) issued directives that drained the state’s resources, especially with regard to the costs of oil production,” noting that “there are small refineries in the governorates that are supposed to be established since the time of the Abadi government, which is blocked by the Ministry of Oil because of .” the former minister

He said that “the minister intentionally not activating the country’s economy and the issue that can be resolved by days of implementation delaying 9 months,” stressing that “loans may lead to “.overburdening the economy of Iraq by paying billions of dollars annually in debt He concluded his speech by stressing that “previous governments were not established to build the “.national economy Earlier, a member of the Parliamentary Commission on Economy and Investment, Nada Shaker

Jawdat, affirmed that the bodies that are hitting the country’s economy are internal, not external, .while revealing ways to disrupt the industry in Iraq J

awdat said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The countries of the world give importance and “.care to their local products, except for Iraq, which did not know how to protect its local product

She noted that “Iraq has become a market for the exchange of products of neighboring countries, “.Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Gulf states

She explained, “The party that is hitting the economy of Iraq is not external but rather an internal party. They are Iraqi politicians and wealthy people who have opened factories in Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Iran and Lebanon, and started obstructing any industrial process in Iraq to supply their “.products

She added, “The dominant figures in the political scene aim first and last to satisfy their external “.loyalties

She stressed “the necessity of protecting the local product, closing the borders, preventing the import of locally available materials and imposing a tax on the importer,” noting that “in return this tax will be an income for the government, and the citizen will resort to local goods that are cheaper, prevent “.the scattering of hard currency and provide job opportunities. Source