A GESTURE OF GOODWILL: Ramadan helping hand for needy families

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, has ordered that monthly social allowance given to underprivileged families and individuals suffering from disabilities gets doubled to cope with Ramadan expenses.

He also ordered an additional month suspension on fees taken on food warehouses in continuation to the first three months of the year to continue combating international inflation.

HRH Prince Salman has directed the Industry and Commerce Ministry to inspect markets, to ensure the availability of products at reasonable prices as the holy month approaches.

The orders were made as HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister chaired the weekly Cabinet session at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday.

The financial and economic affairs and fiscal stability committee submitted a memo during yesterday’s session outlining the steps taken in light of the developments affecting the global markets.

HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince had ordered government agencies to take necessary procedures in this regard.

Social Development Minister Osama Al Asfoor later said the amounts due to the beneficiaries have been transferred to their bank accounts, to be disbursed to them on March 15.

The Cabinet highlighted the importance of His Majesty King Hamad’s address, delivered by the Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, at the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly and its related meetings, being held in Bahrain.

Additionally, the Cabinet expressed pride in the IPU choosing the kingdom to host the largest and oldest international parliamentary gatherings and commended the efforts of the Shura Council, Parliament, the National Organising Committee and the relevant authorities on the success of hosting the gathering.

The Cabinet welcomed the joint tripartite statement by Saudi Arabia and Iran, mediated by China, resuming Saudi-Iranian diplomatic relations.

Moreover, the Cabinet expressed its appreciation for China’s initiative to host and sponsor the Saudi-Iranian talks, complementing the Iraqi and Omani diplomatic efforts, and commended Saudi Arabia’s leading role in supporting security, peace and stability, as well as pursuing diplomacy to resolve regional and international disputes.

 

Source: https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/1206751/A-GESTURE-OF-GOODWILL-Ramadan-helping-hand-for-needy-families

 

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