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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Cabinet approves expansion of Takaful program, Canadian funding for refugee feeding program

The Ismail cabinet approved during its weekly meeting the expansion of the Takaful program to allow for the disbursement of cash handouts to orphans, and study the possibility of doing the same for school-age children to ensure they have access to adequate nutrition during their formative years. Before we get to the other decisions, we just want to thank the cabinet on their new and improved bilingual website. Back to the meeting, other decisions taken yesterday include:

  • Ratified an agreement between Egypt and Canada that will see the latter support a school feeding program for refugees in Egypt;
  • Approving legislation on the structuring of the National Council for Women;
  • Passing amendments to the mining law to impose harsher penalties, including increased jail time, against individuals who unlawfully mine any precious metals or ores.

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