Tishwash: The Central Bank decides to use the local currency only at ATMs (document)
Today, Thursday, the Central Bank of Iraq decided to use the local currency (the dinar) only at ATMs.
A statement by the Central Bank, which it received (Baghdad Today), stated that “based on the decision of the Council of Ministers and in light of the policy of the Central Bank of Iraq to encourage reliance on the national currency in financial transactions inside Iraq provided by the banking system and non-banking financial institutions, it was decided that the electronic financial services provided inside Iraq Through (automated teller machines, point-of-sale devices, electronic payment gateway) in the Iraqi dinar currency.
In addition, ATMs operate in Iraq in local currencies (dinars) and foreign currencies (dollars). Link
Tishwash: Adoption of the national currency (CBI)
Based on the decision of the Council of Ministers and in light of the policy of the Central Bank of Iraq to encourage reliance on the national currency in financial transactions inside Iraq provided by the banking system and non-bank financial institutions, it was decided that the electronic financial services provided inside Iraq through (automated teller machines, points of sale devices , electronic payment gateway ) in the Iraqi dinar currency. Link
Tishwash: Representatives: It is not possible to evaluate the performance of the Sudanese government without approving the budget
The deadline for evaluating the performance of the general managers in the Sudanese government is nearing its end, while deputies believe that the time is not sufficient for evaluation in the absence of a budget.
The twelfth of the current month of March is the scheduled date for the completion of the evaluation of the performance and work of general managers in all ministries, at the request of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, while deputies believe that the most prominent achievements of the current government are dealing with corruption files.
It is not possible to evaluate government performance without approving the general budget. This is what the Legislative House says, because the evaluation comes based on the implementation of projects and the provision of services to citizens, and this has not happened so far. link
Tishwash: Parliamentary finance determines the value of the budget deficit and the date of its approval
Today, Thursday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee determined the value of the deficit in the general budget for the year 2023 and the date for voting on it inside the parliament dome.
Committee member Ikhlas Al-Dulaimi said, in a statement to Al-Maalouma news agency, that “the 2023 budget will be voted on during the cabinet session on Tuesday of next week, and then sent to Parliament to complete the procedures for passing it.”
Al-Dulaimi added, “The 2023 budget will have an official dollar exchange rate of 130,000 dinars, and a barrel price of 65 dollars, while the deficit will reach 60 percent.”
And she continued, “The approval of the general budget will be completed at the end of next April, to be implemented at the beginning of May,” noting that “the deficit rate will decrease significantly during the period of its approval and actual implementation.” link
Tishwash: A major currency dealer was arrested with $320,000 in his possession
A security source said today, Thursday, that a major currency dealer had been arrested in possession of 320,000 dollars.
The source told Earth News Agency, “A security force managed to arrest one of the largest currency smugglers within the control of Bawa Mahmoud in Khanaqin.
He added, “And he seized about 320,000 US dollars in his possession, along with 10 million Iraqi dinars, which he intended to smuggle to the region link
CandyKisses: : Parliamentary movement to legislate the law on the recovery of the proceeds of corruption
Baghdad Today – Baghdad
A member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Abdul Amir Al-Mayahi, revealed on Thursday the imminent legislation of the law on the recovery of the proceeds of corruption, indicating that many points of it will be a deterrent to bribery.
Al-Mayahi told (Baghdad Today) that “there are important paragraphs that will be included in the law that was previously read, and we will work to read it a second reading and then go to pass it.”
He added, “The law includes points related to the courts’ confiscation of all amounts and proceeds of those who committed the crime by enriching state funds,” noting that “many points that deter bribery will also be included in the law.”
Al-Mayahi indicated that “this law is one of the most important things that will be legislated in the House of Representatives and aims to preserve public money,” stressing that “no general amnesty law will cover those accused of corruption.”
Al-Mayahi indicated that “there is a great deal of work between the government and parliament for the purpose of returning the money smuggled from abroad.”
It is noteworthy that the Sudanese Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia’a, stressed on more than one occasion the need for international cooperation with Iraq to recover the funds looted through corruption files over the past years.
Al-Sudani stressed, according to press statements, that “recovering money from abroad is one of the government’s priorities,” noting that “the battle against corruption is crucial.”