On October 15, a meeting of the parliamentary political group "European Socialists" with the First Deputy Minister of Finance Giorgi Kakauridze was held in the country's legislature regarding the draft state budget for 2022.
"The draft state budget for 2022 is not focused on social security of the population. "If the state does not take the job of satisfying the people to some extent, and does not find ways to solve their problems, the 50% of the population living in rural areas will be in a very difficult situation," said Fridon Injia.According to the chairman of the parliamentary political group "European Socialists", it is necessary to create a state-owned commercial investment bank, which will aim to provide access to credit resources for the general public. "Why can't one state bank be established? In Norway, for example, there are no private banks at all and there are state-owned banks. Why can't one state bank be established in Georgia, through which the 10% that you finance will go to the state budget. This is one of the mechanisms and options in terms of increasing revenue. If we talk about increasing funding, etc. If income does not increase, in the state, nothing will happen. Here we are talking about this mechanism that will go to that peasant and work for his well-being. Now it turns out that there are state programs, for those who have the financial means, and for those who do not have the finances, nothing goes with it, and second - whatever the state spends on financing, goes entirely to private banks. That is why private banks' profits are up to somewhere around $ 1 billion this year. If even half a billion GEL enters the state, it will be a lot of money for the country, ”Fridon Injia addressed Giorgi Kakauridze at the meeting. According to him, if the state does not take care of the social security issues of the population, the situation in the country will be very difficult. "The mayors and governors who are in the districts have no responsibility to the local people and they do not care about their well-being and these people have shifted to feeding themselves," said Fridon Injia. Today's meeting was attended by invited specialists of the field together with the members of the political group.