Power subsidy reprieve urged

The public outcry against the rise in electricity bills during the last few months is now resonating in the chambers of Bahrain’s Parliament.

The Al Taqadom bloc has submitted a proposal to increase the number of subsidised thresholds of consumption based on the number of families living in a house.

In a statement to our sister newspaper Akhbar Al Khaleej, its member Falah Hashim said that the government subsidy of electricity and water is meant to benefit all Bahraini families.

But a number of younger families do not reap any benefit because they still live with their parents pending obtaining a house from one of the government’s housing schemes, he said.

MP Mohammed Buhamood said he intends to submit a proposal to increase the electricity subsidy to limited-income families registered on the lists of the Labour and Social Development Ministry for the summer months.


Source: https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/976852/Power-subsidy-reprieve-urged


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