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DEBT OF 131 EMIRATIS WORTH Dh51 MILLION SETTLED

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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DEBT OF 131 EMIRATIS WORTH Dh51 MILLION SETTLED BY SHARJAH

Debt of 131 Emiratis Worth Dh51 Million Settled by Sharjah

Sharjah: The Sharjah Debt Settlement Committee (SDSC) approved Dh51,596,000 on Sunday to settle 131 UAE citizens’ debts cases.

The action was taken to carry out the vision of the Member of Supreme Council and the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, aimed at providing citizens with a decent standard of living.

Rashid Ahmed bin Al Sheikh, the Chief of Sharjah Emiri Court and head of SDSC, stated that the committee's debt repayment process has benefited 1,707 citizens so far, with a total of Dh838,382,153 in debts settled.

Minimum Financial Aid

On Sunday, Dr. Sheikh Sultan also announced that the Government is working to raise the minimum salary of 5,476 low-income retirees to Dh17,500. During his phone call to Sharjah TV and Sharjah Radio's live 'Direct Line', he made the announcement.

"Besides the Emirate's local cadre, we are working to raise the salaries of three categories of retired people. They are 'the bedridden,' 'the healthy,' and 'the families of the deceased’, whose salaries are less than Dh17,500, so they can live comfortably," Sheikh Sultan explained.

The salaries of 439 families will be increased to Dh17,500 under the category of "families of the deceased." In the "healthy" category, they will be assigned to work one to three days per week for limited hours in special committees in exchange for a monetary reward.

The "bedridden" category is likely to see a solution soon. "We make sure that providing treatment, care and all of the needs of bedridden retirees are met," he explained.

Dr. Sheikh Sultan also stated that new projects such as markets, parks, and institutions will provide employment opportunities for Emiratis and he also mentioned during the call that Sharjah Safari will open on January 15, 2022.

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