Lawmakers in Amman formed a committee Wednesday (February 16th) to probe "loopholes and mismanagement" of public funds over the past three years, the Jordan Times reported.
The decision follows the Lower House's rejection of temporary state budget laws that "do not make any sense", said Anwar Ajarmeh, an MP from Amman.
"The committee found that the government's rationale behind issuing budget supplements is illogical and unconvincing," said Ajarmeh, who is also the Lower House Finance Committee rapporteur.
Finance Minister Mohammed Abu Hammour said the additional budget supplement of nearly 160 million dinars for 2010 was for education.
"Budget supplements are usually issued as a result of inaccurate estimates only, and they have nothing to do with corruption," the minister said.