House of People of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

02/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 01:58

Wolesi Jirga Ratifies 3rd budget draft for current fiscal year 1400

Wolesi Jirga Ratifies 3rd budget draft for current fiscal year 1400

The Lower House of Parliament on Monday's plenary session ratified with majority votes the 3rd budget draft for current fiscal year.

The session was held under the chairmanship of Mir Rahman Rahmani, while the country's varieties of important issues were discussed in today's session.

In accordance to agenda, the changed report at the 3rd budget draft was presented by Mir Afghan Safi, Sayed Azim Keberzani and Zahra Tokhi, head and members of the finance and budget commission.

The report illustrates the main changes in third budget draft such as increase of two thousands Afghani in a month for government's employees, omitting of national table program from budget document, specifying of Wolesi Jirga's competence in budget document, consideration on 4.4 billion Afghani for operational unit just for ongoing projects, inserting of the development projects at the budget document which administrative procedure is completed, omitting of expenditures from national table of government's deputies and heads, determining of specific Norm for privilege salary, omitting of capacity building project from administrations which is not necessary , inserting of the Kabul municipality revenues in the budget document, reforms at the principles letter of budget, reduce in optional codes of 91-92, creating of changes in NTA formations and inserting of that in principles letter of budget and being accountable of national procurement committee to Wolesi Jirga were the main changes at the third budget draft.

The total sum of the national budget for current fiscal year is more than 470 billion Afghani, among that 311 billion and 506 million Afghani is for ordinary budget and 161 billion and 535 million Afghani is for development budget.

The total sum of the national budget for current fiscal year is more than 470 billion Afghani, from among that 311 billion and 506 million Afghani is for ordinary budget and 161 billion and 535 million Afghani is for development budget.

The Lower House chairman Mir Rahman Rahmani by expressing of appreciation for efforts of finance and budget commission in the course of implementing of Wolesi Jirga's suggestions at the budget document, said, due to hard and honest working, the Wolesi Jirga's Medal is endowing for administrative board and members of the finance and budget commission.

'Today is important and historical day for Afghan people and after two month resistance Wolesi Jirga succeeded for inserting of the peoples' rightful desires at the budget draft, said Rahmani'.

He went on to say, decrease of unnecessary expenditures, preventing from embezzlement of public properties, increase of salary for government's employees, balance and money arrangement in codes and some other issues were the main changes in the budget document,

'Wolesi Jirga has presence at the side of other government's organs and stands for struggle against each threats which targets the republic system and peoples' interests, said Rahmani'.

Overall in today's session, Rahmani by expressing of speech, asked President Ghani to pay attention with goodwill and strong trust for Wolesi Jirga's decisions and MPs views and should use from ability of people representatives in the way of widespread reforms, ensuring of security and struggle anti-corruption also should effort more for strengthening of further ties among government and Lower House of Parliament.

At the meantime, MPs strongly denounced the yesterday's blast that a number of our innocent people were killed and wounded, meanwhile they asked security officials to reconsider for security strategy in order to ensuring of peoples' security.

Criticize about increase of insecurity in Kandahar, Khost, Ghazni and Maidan Wardak provinces, ambiguous of peace talks process in Doha, being ruin of streets in Kapisa province, peoples' problems with Pakistan border military forces in Paktia province, lack of standard hospital and electricity in Balkh province, criticize for silence of the Organization of Islamic Conference(OIC) about Afghanistan's war, lack of address for salaries of security forces, peoples' problem in north highways and presence of irresponsible armed oppositions in the highways, concerns about illegal arresting by directorate of major crimes of interior ministry, grabbing of defense ministry's land by powerful persons in Khost province and emphasize for paying of compensation by government to businessmen in Islam Qala customs.

Denouncing of the last blast of the Kabul city, Rahmani said, the recent blast took sweet life of the two innocent child's that makes painful heart of each person, he instructed to domestic security commission to probe the how occurring of the recent terrorist attack.

In relation to problems of transportation companies, problems in Dandi Patan of Paktia province, security threats in highways, Rahmani instructed to related commissions to seriously probe the aforementioned issues with the coordination of related officials.

Furthermore in today's session, the Wolesi Jirga's annual meetings report was readout by secretary and deputy secretary, Asadullah Shabaz and Ojatullah Kheradmand.

Translator: Mustafa Akrami, February 22, 2021