Finance confirms that the budget will be approved next week: delaying it has negatively affected citizens
The Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed, on Sunday, that the budget will be approved and passed next week, while indicating that the delay in approving it has negatively affected the citizens.
The deputy head of the Finance Committee, Muthanna al-Samarrai, said, according to the official newspaper, that “the committee will work on approving the 2021 budget next week,” stressing that “the delay in approving the budget has negatively affected the citizens.”
Al-Samarrai added, “The representatives of the parliamentary blocs in the committee voted on the budget,” explaining that “the budget has nothing to do with changing the exchange rate.”
He stated, “Any deduction from salaries has been deleted,” noting that “the budget included imposing taxes on some luxury goods, not essential for citizens.”