Saudi Shoura wants women to lead in civil service

The council discussed the amendments to some articles of the labor laws to boost the efficiency of the locals in the private sector. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019

Saudi Shoura wants women to lead in civil service

  • Many Shoura members supported raising compensations for employees at the time of dismissal from work

JEDDAH: The Shoura Council on Monday urged the Ministry of Civil Service to appoint women to top positions in the ministry in line with the ministry’s 2020 Vision.
The council also asked the ministry to work on the execution of a royal order to standardize the salary structures in all ministries and government departments.
The council also discussed the amendments to some articles of the labor laws to boost the efficiency of the locals in the private sector and ensure adequate compensation in case of termination of the contract without any reason.
Many Shoura members supported raising compensations for employees at the time of dismissal from work. They also called for increasing the notice period to 90 days. The council also approved two memorandums of understanding between Riyadh and Seoul pertaining to money laundering, terror financing and intellectual property.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.