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The cabinet approves the budget bill and sends it to the parliament

The Iraqi Council of Ministers approved, on Monday, the draft federal budget law for the year 2020, and sent it to the House of Representatives.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister, Ahmed Mulla Talal, said in a tweet to him, which was seen by Shafaq News Agency, that “in order to organize the spending process and secure the necessary expenditures for the remaining three months of the fiscal year, and as a commitment by the government to the decision of the Council of Representatives, the Cabinet approved the draft Federal Budget Law 2020, And send it to the House of Representatives. ”

The draft budget for 2020 includes allowing the Ministry of Education to contract with free lecturers covered by Paragraph 15 of Cabinet Resolution No. 340 of 2019, and renewal of contract holders in all state departments if necessary.

It also includes the commitment of the Ministry of Health to include those with supportive health professions mentioned in Clause 5 of Article 1 of Law No. 1 of 2020 with respect to the appointment of the levels of the movement of owners in the Ministry of Health and the health departments in the governorates by 25 percent of the vacant degrees

The head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Haitham al-Jubouri, previously revealed to Shafaq News that the draft budget law will be limited to the months of September, October, first and second, and December.

Iraq has not passed the federal budget law for the current year as a result of the protests crisis that has swept the country since October 2019, and toppled the previous government.

Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government faced difficulties in preparing the draft budget at a time when the country was suffering from a stifling financial crisis, resulting from the collapse of oil prices in world markets. Source