Member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee of the Saeroun Alliance bloc, Majida Al-Tamimi, revealed today, Saturday, about what happened during the meeting of the Finance Committee with the government regarding the 2021 budget.
In a statement, Al-Tamimi indicated that the Finance Committee’s meeting continued for eight hours, in the presence of the Ministers of Finance, Oil, Trade, Planning, Labor, Social Affairs and Electricity, as well as the Chairman of the Federal Service Council. The Minister Undersecretary of Finance and Director General of the Ministry of Trade also participated in the meeting.
She indicated that among the outcomes of the meeting was an increase in the financial allocations for the ration card by 500 billion dinars in addition to what is in the budget.
Al-Tamimi called for the necessity to change the mechanism of distributing the ration food basket through the adoption of the electronic card, which would contribute to eliminating corruption in the ration card file, as well as reduce transportation and storage costs and give the citizen freedom to choose the goods he wants at the time he desires.
She indicated her request to double the salaries of those covered by social care and people with disabilities, stressing the need to monitor prices in the local markets to control them through activating the supervisory role of the concerned authorities.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency