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MP commends Cabinet decision to increase ‘housing loan’ for women

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: MP Safaa Al-Hashem commended the recent decision of the Cabinet to increase the housing loan for women, describing it as the fruit of cooperation between the Parliament and the government. During talks with State Minister of Housing Affairs Jenaan Boushehri, it was highlighted that although the report on the proposal to increase the housing loan for women was withdrawn from the parliamentary agenda; the matter was important enough for the government to issue a decree in this regard, taking into consideration the consensus between the two authorities, the lawmaker disclosed.

She also proposed adding two categories to the list of women who are eligible for housing loan – divorcees or widows with children and unmarried women who lost their father. She said a statistical analysis showed that the next 30 years will not impact the country’s financial obligations as the number of individuals entitled to housing care and allowance is not that big.

In her capacity as Chairperson of the Women and Family Affairs Committee in the Parliament, Al- Hashem confirmed the committee will focus on the Domestic Violence Bill in the next legislative round. She clarified the bill is almost complete but it was postponed because the committee had to work on other proposals.

Furthermore, MP Rakaan Al- Nusuf is looking forward to the next legislative round; hoping for ratification of more laws in the interest of the public, especially the youths. He also stressed the need to focus on strengthening the financial structure of the country in view of the current regional tension.

He asserted that laws supporting the financial development of businesses managed by Kuwaiti youths will ultimately strengthen the financial structure of the country; hence, the need to prioritize such laws in the next legislative round.

In another development, MP Khaleel Abul submitted a proposal to nationalize vital positions at the Ministry of Education’s cultural offices abroad. He explained that vital positions such as financial managers and general managers should be given only to Kuwaitis to ensure rights are protected.

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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