FILE - Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly
CAIRO – 22 December 2017: On the occasion of the festive season of Christmas, monthly government pensions are set to be paid earlier than its usual time in January, announced Ghada Wali, the minister of social solidarity on Friday.
A central operating room is announced to be established to monitor the disbursement of pensions to 2-million beneficiaries on January 1 instead of January 10.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Social Solidarity has already taken similar decisions during previous religious occasions and public holidays in implementing this policy which is aimed at alleviating some of the burdens on families during the holidays.
The Governor of Cairo, Atef Abdel Hamid, announced on Wednesday that Cairo’s public parks will open their doors to the public for free on Christmas day, which falls on January 7.