JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Wednesday 19 December 2012
Last update 18 December 2012 11:54 pm
Within few days, a decision will be announced that exempts pensioners from fees related to government services and domestic labor, said a local newspaper.
Said Al Ghamidi, the director of the division, said that the number of pensioners registered in the society are around 2300 men and women from various public and private sectors. He said that the society acquired a land of 12,000 meters from the Dammam Secretariat to build a number of health, cultural and social centers and clubs for its members.
Al Ghamidi pointed out that the society is keen to listen to all the pensioners’ demands through the propositions they send to the fund and by listening to their suggestions at the regular meetings that the society holds throughout the year.
Most of the pensioners requested the provision of medical care for them and their family members, as well as being relieved from government fees, such as the fees for domestic help. Other requests included reducing the fare they pay in transportation and preferential treatment in receiving loans from the Real Estate Development Fund.
The National Society for Pensioners called upon all pensioners, from the education sector in particular to benefit from employment opportunities available through a program called “We are All Good People, My School is My Responsibility.” This project was a collaborative initiative signed between Al Baik Food Systems, the Ministry of Education and the National Society for Pensioners.
“The role of pensioners in this project entails training and supervising the workers participating in the project on the five steps concerning the preservation of the school environment. The training will be held in Jeddah for two days and there is a bonus of SR 200 for each pensioner’s visit to the assigned schools in the district, as well as other prizes and recognition certificates,” said Abdulrahman Al Sharef, the general director of the society.