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Kurdistan Regional Government Assures Salary Payments Amidst Delay Concerns

Gulan Media March 29, 2024 News
Kurdistan Regional Government Assures Salary Payments Amidst Delay Concerns

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has moved to address concerns over delayed salary payments to civil servants, including security forces, reassuring them that they will receive their dues next week. The delay, clarified KRG Spokesperson Peshawa Hawramani on Kurdistan24’s “X” program, is not a result of holding funds hostage, but rather stems from systemic discrimination against the Region by the federal government.

Efforts are currently underway within the Ministry of Finance to rectify issues with the salary list, ensuring that all eligible employees receive their rightful compensation. Hawramani emphasized that the provision of salaries by the federal government is a constitutional obligation, not an act of charity, further reinforcing the KRG's stance.

Hawramani also dispelled misconceptions surrounding the delayed payments, particularly debunking claims of "humiliation money," attributing such rhetoric to populist dissent rather than factual reality.

Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, has instructed the Ministry of Finance and Economy to commence the distribution of February salaries for civil servants and make preparations for payments in March and the forthcoming months. Barzani reiterated the Iraqi government's constitutional and moral responsibility to fulfill its promise of providing salaries for civil servants in the Kurdistan Region.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has moved swiftly to address concerns surrounding delayed salary payments to civil servants, including security forces, assuring them that their dues will be disbursed next week. This reassurance comes amidst clarifications by KRG Spokesperson Peshawa Hawramani, who highlighted on Kurdistan24’s “X” program that the delay is not a result of withholding funds, but rather a consequence of systemic discrimination against the Region by the federal government.

Efforts are currently underway within the Ministry of Finance to rectify issues with the salary list, ensuring that all eligible employees receive their rightful compensation. Hawramani reiterated the KRG's stance that the provision of salaries by the federal government is not a charitable gesture but a constitutional obligation.

Furthermore, Hawramani addressed misconceptions surrounding the delayed payments, particularly dispelling claims of "humiliation money" as unfounded and attributing such rhetoric to populist dissent rather than factual reality.

In response to the situation, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, has directed the Ministry of Finance and Economy to promptly initiate the distribution of February salaries for civil servants and make necessary preparations for payments in March and the subsequent months. Barzani emphasized the Iraqi government's constitutional and moral responsibility to fulfill its promise of providing salaries for civil servants in the Kurdistan Region.

With reassurances from the KRG and directives from Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, civil servants in the Kurdistan Region can anticipate the receipt of their long-awaited salaries next week. The KRG continues to emphasize the federal government's obligation to fulfill its constitutional duty in providing timely payments to civil servants, underscoring the importance of equitable treatment for all regions within Iraq.

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