The problem is that the administration has no way to fulfill this promise. It is facing the worst economic crisis since 2003 due to the collapse of oil prices. It doesn’t have money to meet its most pressing part of the budget which is government salaries and compensation. If it is unable to do that there’s no way families and protesters are going to get any money anytime soon. This is a worrying trend with the Kazemi government. He has made promises he knows he can’t keep and this is the latest example.
Agence France Presse, “Iraq’s new govt reaches out to October protesters,” 5/9/20
Ghafuri, Lawk, “Families of ‘martyred’ protesters to be compensated: Iraqi govt official,” Rudaw, 9/8/20