Evaluation of the Ministry of Finance and Economics, anditsactivities
Evaluation of the Ministry of Finance and Economics, anditsactivities
  2023-02-16     295 جار بینراوە    


"Thisis one of the reasons for the bad financialand economic situation in the Kurdistan Region."

(Evaluation of the Ministry of Finance and Economics, anditsactivities)

Introduction:

Because of the importance of the roleoftheMinistryofFinanceandEconomicsinthefinancial

andeconomiclifeofeachcountryanddirectlyreflectingitsworkonthelivesofcitizens,aswell

asbecauseofthemanyfinancialproblemsAndEconomicsinKurdistan,Ineedtoevaluatethe

workoftheMinistryofFinanceandEconomics,whichcanbepartoftheproblemorinsolving

theeconomicprobleminkurdistanregion.

Tofacilitatereaders,wewillonlyshowthesummaryofthefollow-upandevaluationat23

points,andIthinkitisnecessarytoclarifythatthecriteriaforthisassessmentare

(parliamentaryfollow-up,ministrylaw,guidelines,financialreports,reportsandevaluationsof

theFinancialSupervisoryBoard)

Summaryoftheresultsofthefollow-upandevaluation:

1.Oneoftheministry'smaindutiesistocollectrevenueintheKurdistanRegion,contrarytothis

task,theministryhasnotsucceededinthisimportanttaskandtheregion'srevenueshavenot

yetbeensystematicallycollected.Itisnotcompletelyundertheauthorityoftheministerandthe

financeministry,andthetworulingpartiesdecidetoplayaroleintheirfinancialinterestsinthe

amountofrevenuetheyreturntotheministry.

2.Thisministrydoesnothaveanyeconomicorfinancialplansorprograms,andisunableto

formulateanyplanstoescapetheeconomicandfinancialcrisesfacingtheregionandits

citizens.

3.Thisministryhasfailedinoneofitsmaintasks,namelythearrangementanddraftingofthe

budgetlaw,andsince2013theregionhasnotownedanybudgetlaw,whichisoneofthemain

dutiesoftheMinistryofFinanceandisconsideredthelargestfinancialplanandprograminany

government.

4.Lackoftransparencyinincomeandexpendituresandhidingthenumbersrelatedtoincome

andexpendituresandnotpreparingthefinalaccountandnotsendingittotheFinancial

SupervisoryBoardandparliamentforScrutiny,inadditiontopreparingfinancialexplanations

thathavenolegal,accountingorfinancialvaluesandcannotbeauditedandtheaccuracyofthe

numberscanberevealed.

5.ItisnotclearwhatlawtheMinistryofFinancedependsonandwhatlawitrunsaccounting

andfinancialwork,aswellasthelackofthesamewayofdealingwithrevenuesand

expenditureswithallministriesandinstitutions.

6.Thisministryhasnostrategicplantoimprovetheregion'srevenuesandbetterreorganize

andcollecttheminthepublictreasury.

7.Thereisnoclarityonthedebtsandtheiramountsandhowtoreturnthem,aswellasthe

debtstheyhave,especiallytheabsenceofanyplansorplanstoreturnthedebtsandsavingsof

thesalaried.

8.Thelackofjusticeinspendingrevenuesonministries,institutions,projects,citiesandtowns

ismoredominantinthefieldofexpenditures,andanyministryorgeneralmanageror

personalityandpoliticalpartycanplayaroleinspendingmoneybasedonitsownpressureand

influence,nottheexistenceofstrategicplansandprograms.

9.Despitetheministry'smembershipintheOilandGasRegionalCouncil,oil,asthelargest

sourceofincome,isoutsidetheauthorityoftheMinistryofFinance,andtheministryhasnot

beenabletohavetheleastknowledgeoftheministry'srevenuesandexpenditures,andsofar

eventhedataoftheMinistryofNaturalResourcesisnotgiventotheMinistryofFinancetobe

awareofthisimportantsourceofincome.

10.Theministryhasfailedtobuildandestablishapensionfundandguaranteepensions

becauseofthefundandthedevelopmentofitsrevenues.

11.Thisministryhasfailedtomanagetheenvironmentfundandhowtoprotectandspendits

revenues.

12.Theministryhasfailedtomanagethecancerfundandprotectallrevenuesintheinterests

ofcitizensandcancerpatients.

13.Theministryhasfailedtobuildadevelopedbankingsystem,establishandbuildbanking

servicesandelectronically,andhasalsofailedtobuildpeople'strustinthebank,andinthis

regard,governmentbanksdonotcarryoutanybankingeconomyactivitiesandplayaroleonly

asabankandnothingelse.

14.TheministryhasfailedtocreateabankaccountforsalariestomeettheobjectivesofArticle

13ofLawNo.2of2020,despitethefactthatithasbeeninthefieldofimplementationformore

thanayear.

15.Theministryhasfailedtorepaybusinessloansbyanumberofbusinessmenandcapitalists,

whichamounttomorethan902billiondinars,inasituationthatisunabletospendthesalaries

ofitsemployees.

16.Continuedsmugglingandcorruptionatcustomsborderpointsandtheabsenceofaunified

systemformanagingcustoms.

17.Holdinganumberofcontractswithanumberofcompaniestoworkatcustomsborder

pointswherecontractsareexcessiveandthereisnoneedforthosecontracts,andthe

contractsarenotlegalanddonotpassthroughlegalproceduresandinstructionsandare

monopolizedTheyhavebeengiventoanumberofcompaniesandtheirgoalsareonlytocollect

moneyforanumberofcompaniesandthosebehindthem,particularlysomeoftheworkdone

byinstitutionsandgovernmentemployees,butthefinanceministrycontinuesatthislargegate.

18.Proposinganumberofdecisionscontrarytoconstitutionalandlegalprinciples,suchas

proposingtaxesonprivatecarsanddirecttaxesonpeople'sfoodinrestaurantsandincreasing

anumberofothertaxes,whichhavecausedmoremarketburdensandburdensoncitizensand

thereturnofeconomicactivities.

19.Givingmoneytosomeinstitutionswithoutanylawsandwithoutanydataorinformationon

thelistsandensuringthetruthandaccuracyoftheinformationandseparatingthewalls,such

asthePeshmergaforcesknownasthe70and80units,asopposedtopayingsalariesto

employeesinotherministriesandinstitutions.

20.Failuretocollectpeshmergaretirementfiles,dataandinformationintheGeneralDirectorate

ofRetirementandsurvivalandcontinuedcorruptioninthisfield.

21.Notrelyingontechnology,notelectronically,andrunningadministrativeactivitiesintheold

way,whichwillslowdownadministrativeactivitiesandweakentheabilityofpublic

administrationsandinstitutions.

22.Aministryiscompletelyweakinansweringquestionsandinvestigatingparliamentarians

andisunabletoanswerquestionsandinvestigationsofparliamentariansinalegaltime.

23.Mixingandmixinginstructions,weaknessindraftinginstructionsandministerialorders, weaknessinwriting,andhavingmanyspellingandprintingerrorsinwritingandinstructions.

TheEnd

Omar Abdullah Gulpi

Member of finance committee in Kurdistan parliament

26Th, August 2021



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