MPs seek help for Covid-hit businesses

MANAMA: A group of MPs are calling for government help for businesses that have shut down due to Covid-19.

In an urgent proposal they have called for the government to support these businesses to pay the salaries of their
Bahraini employees, waive municipal and Labour Market Regulatory Authority fees as well as electricity and water bills.

The fve MPs – Ahmed Al Salloom, Zainab Abdul Ameer, Isa Al Kooheji, Fadhel Al Sawad and Dr Ali Al Nuaimi – said the
Labour and Social Development Ministry should select these sectors and the support should be provided by the Unemployment Fund and Tamkeen.

The main sectors that closed due to the pandemic include institutes, kindergartens, conferences and exhibitions activities, recreational games, spa services in addition to travel and tourism agencies, newspapers, restaurants and cafés offering
indoor services only.




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