Egyptian Senate produces 9 recommendations pertaining to social solidarity



Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 02:20 GMT


Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 02:20 GMT

FILE - Egyptian Senate

FILE - Egyptian Senate

CAIRO – 2 June 2022: The Senate is currently discussing during its plenary sessions the report prepared by its Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on the Economic and Social Development Plan for FY2022/2023 submitted by the government.


The report consisted of nine recommendations pertaining to social solidarity. The most outstanding of those are pertinent to gradually shifting from in-kind subsidies into monetary subsidies.


That is because the first recommendation suggests increasing the value of monetary subsides, while the fourth encourages reviewing the eligibility of beneficiaries to exclude those who are not in need.


One of the recommendations is relevant to the benefits offered to the elderly as the gap between what has been achieved and the targets hits 45 percent. The report also recommended the activation of providing eligible elderly with care givers at home through the Ministry of Social Solidarity free of charge.


As for children, the report recommends encouraging the private sector to establish nurseries as the shortage in those facilities amounted to 32 percent. What's more, the committee suggested easing the requirements of adoption to raise the number of children, who leave orphanages to live with foster families.  


With regard to the disabled, the Senate members reiterated the indispensability of creating an online platform that comprises all the programmes offered to the disabled. That is in addition to carrying out an accurate census of the their number in Egypt, and easing the procedures of the issuance of the Integrated Services Card for them.


The recommendations also urged expanding the scope of financial inclusion initiatives, particularly those targeted at women, as well as establishing more partnerships with the civil society.


The last recommendation reiterated a special focus on promoting family planning in order to curb population growth, which currently comes at the detriment of sustainable development plans.  



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