Al-Sudani: Low levels of poverty in Iraq
The first 12/04/2023
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Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani announced yesterday, Sunday, that the Retirement and Social Security Law had entered into force, noting that more than two million families had been included in social benefits.
Yesterday morning, Sunday, the Prime Minister made a visit to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, and was briefed on the procedures of the ministry’s departments during this year regarding treatments for poverty, unemployment, and social care. He also met with a number of citizens, listened to their needs and complaints, and directed the concerned departments to quickly address them. A statement by the Prime Minister’s Media Office stated that Al-Sudani pointed out that “the importance of the services provided by the Ministry of Labor lies in its dealings with weak and fragile groups, which places it before a sensitive responsibility that requires it to follow up and care for those who deserve these services, which represents a duty for all departments of the state.” Stressing that "the ministry's work gains added importance by including the five priorities of the government program, namely combating poverty and unemployment, raising the level of services, economic reform, and combating corruption in the issue of subsidies and those entitled to them within the social protection network." He stressed that "the government provided all the required allocations in order to include the largest number of those eligible for subsidies, which resulted in the inclusion of this large number, which amounted to 2,151,551 families, making it the largest rate of inclusion in the history of the ministry," pointing out that "the government succeeded in covering 900,000 families during one year".
He stressed, through guidance to officials in the Ministry of Labor and its departments, “the continuation of providing conditional services to those eligible, especially the student grant, as the government deals with the issue of poverty by addressing its causes, in addition to providing health and educational services,” noting that “planning surveys will indicate a decrease in Poverty levels are due to the measures taken by the government since the first day of its executive work.”
Al-Sudani recalled the International Day of the Disabled, stressing that “this group enjoys the care and attention of the government, which will provide them with all forms of support.”
On the other hand, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani received, yesterday, Sunday, the British Ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hitchen.
The meeting discussed relations between the two countries and ways to develop them in various fields, especially political and economic. The meeting also touched on the Prime Minister’s (anticipated) visit to the United Kingdom, and the most prominent common files and topics that will be discussed during the visit, in a way that will contribute to its success.
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