"The budget of 2017 approved part of the petrodollar funds, the amount of 396 billion dinars allocated to the province of Basra," said the head of the committee Ahmed Abdul Hussein, told Mawazine News.
"In the light of this allocation, the province of Basra began to enter into contractual obligations with the companies of sewage and cleaning and suspended projects and the conclusion of contracts with cadres teaching and sending patients outside Iraq on the basis of the existing allocation and the ministries of Planning and Finance confirm this."
He pointed out that "Last July we were surprised to cancel this allocation and we are in an enviable situation because we have commitments and debt to companies."
The Chairman of the Committee, "We have debts to companies more than 160 billion dinars, in addition to the existence of a severe crisis in the service side of the province of Basra."
He pointed out that "there are procedures and the lifting of official books by the local government that we must compensate what was lost in the budget of 2018 in order to meet our commitments and if the allocations of the province is again blocked, we consider it a war on Basra."
He stressed that "Basra is the most conservative provinces committed to the decisions of the federal government while the province of Kurdistan, which was a rebel on the decisions of Baghdad and did not deliver its resources, and the visual street is overwhelmed and dissatisfied with the performance of the local government."