23 May 2019 01:30 PM

Solidarity minister probes with WB official social protection programs

Friday، 15 March 2019 - 11:44 AM

Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali discussed on Thursday with Marina Wes, the Country Manager for the World Bank program for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti, the progress in the Takaful and Karama programs, which offer financial subsidy to poor people across the republic.

In a statement, the ministry said the program budget has been included in the state budget, a matter that reflects the government's keenness on giving priority to the most impoverished categories and investment in the coming generations.

The minister highlighted her ministry's efforts in improving poor families with delivering the subsidy to the needy. For her part, Wes stressed the importance of societal integration to achieve equality among all categories of society.

Takaful is an income support program for families with children (0-18 years), designed to produce human development outcomes. It entails commitments to families regarding child health and nutrition (0-6 years), school enrollment and 80% attendance for children (6-18 years) and maternal care for pregnant and lactating mothers.

Karama is a social inclusion program for persons who cannot work, specifically the elderly (65+ years of age) and persons with disabilities (50% disability and above) and is designed to provide social protection and decent life for these most vulnerable populations.

MENA

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