In a session held yesterday, the House of Representatives presented a proposal to the government urging the treatment of injured individuals from the current conflict in the Gaza Strip. Aside from this humanitarian push, the House also issued urgent mandates concerning foreign residents and took necessary measures to foster innovation within their borders.
Urging Medical Assistance for Gaza Strip Injured
The House of Representatives submitted a memorandum to the government, urging Bahrain, a Kingdom known for its significant humanitarian efforts, to extend its medical services to those injured in the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip, a highly disputed region, has been a battleground for conflicts involving groups internationally recognized as terrorist entities. This proposal is in line with the House's dedication to endorsing peace and extending aid and relief to those in need.
Ensuring Financial Compliance from Foreign Residents
In relation to foreign residents, the House brought forth a proposal to ensure financial obligations and violations are settled before departure. This decree covers foreign residents, visitors, transients and other foreign presences within Bahrain, intending to maintain the financial integrity of Bahrain and safeguard its economy.
Fostering Innovation: A Center for Inventors
The government will also study the feasibility of the House's proposal to establish a dedicated center for nurturing innovator's unique skills and market patents registered in Bahrain. The ultimate goal underlying this initiative is to encourage innovation and scientific research, especially among the nation's young researchers, aiming to further Bahrain's status as a hub of inventiveness and progressive ideas.
Public Debt Reduction Plan
Among other resolutions, the House approved a proposal urging the government to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce public debt, capitalizing on high oil prices' surplus. This proposal underlines the necessity to use the surplus accrued from the difference in the budgeted and the real barrel of oil price. This proactive approach will allow Bahrain to resourcefully channel its surpluses and ensure financial stability.
Amid these major proposals, the House also attended other matters related to Bahrain's value preservation, employment transparency, and the welfare of retirees. A notable issue included a call for the Ministry of Labor to provide clarity regarding employment status of job seekers and job changers under their jurisdiction.This recent session of the House of Representatives showcases a commitment to humanitarian aid, economic stability, innovation encouragement, and domestic welfare. As such, it reflects Bahrain's overall goal of maintaining a prosperous, innovative, and socially responsive nation.