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Al-Awadhi asks government to reduce dependence on oil
August 23, 2015, 9:27 am
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 MP Kamel Al-Awadhi has asked the government to reduce its dependence on oil as the main source of national income, and focus on diversifying the revenue sources, reports Al-Anba daily. In a press statement, he said the government should follow the example of other governments which reduced their dependence on oil to such an extent that only 25 percent of the oil revenues are included in their budgets, which in turn protects their countries from any economic crises.

Meanwhile, parliamentary sources revealed that some lawmakers have been coordinating to hold a governmental- parliamentary meeting at the beginning of the coming legislative term for discussing this issue. They indicated that the government does not mind discussing this matter due to the current decline in the oil prices.

The Public Authority for Manpower has been coordinating with other concerned government bodies to rectify discrepancies and address various labor-related problems, reports Al- Anba daily quoting sources from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. Sources revealed the Technical Office employees will be distributed such that three of them will be assigned in each labor department to deal with problems related to the automated system like disruptions and malfunctions in a bid to ensure smooth flow of work procedures.

On the other hand, acting Director General of the Authority Abdullah Al- Mutawtah has affirmed that they will take all the necessary legal procedures against oil companies proven to have violated the laws. He said one of these procedures is closure of the erring company’s file. During his meeting with representatives of oil companies and national workers, Al-Mutawtah explained the Authority will summon the companies if they mistreated their employees. He stressed the authority will not stand idle in front of violations against the rights of workers.

Source: Arab Times

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