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Govt tweaking of prices of water, power boon for public - Al-Ghanim
April 27, 2016, 8:27 am

The amendments offered by the government to the draft law on assessing prices of water and power are meant to rein in rampant consumption rather than harm the public, said National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Tuesday.

The amendments included excluding homeowners from the government price assessment as well as citizens living in rented apartments, said the Speaker in statements to reporters after the conclusion of today's parliamentary session.

Regarding the government's financial and economic reform plan, he said the plan was not a draft law to be voted on by lawmakers but a series of ideas and formulations as seen by the government which eventually must transform them into a workable piece of legislation that can be discussed and voted on by the lawmakers.

Once the workable piece of legislation is turned over to the National Assembly for consideration, it will be up to lawmakers to accept it or reject it, whichever the case may be, and at any rate this issue will be on the roster of the Assembly in its next meeting, said the Speaker.

Source: KUNA

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