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Prisoners’ families to get financial support


Nasser Ismail and Dr Suhail Al Bastaki sign the MoU.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

Scores of families of prisoners and people with limited income will get financial support to fulfil their needs as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to distribute Dhs100,000 as purchase cards.

In this regard, the Ministry of Community Development signed an MoU with Union Coop to fulfil the basic requirements and needs of the families of prisoners and people with limited income through purchase cards. This is part of the societal partnership programmes that enhance society’s solidarity values on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The MoU was signed by Nasser Ismail, Assistant Undersecretary for Community Care and Dr Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing at Union Coop. As such, the Union Coop undertakes to provide financial support for the families of prisoners and limited income people with a total amount of Dhs100,000 to be distributed as purchase cards to fulfil the needs of accruing families.

On the occasion, Nasser stated that the ministry was very keen to embody the strategy and vision of the federal government 2021 to achieve human well-being, ensure high quality community services, facilitate access to government services, activate strategic partnership between federal, government and private sectors to improve services provided to the public. He also pointed out the importance of stimulating community partnership and cooperation among all entities to achieve the national agenda indicators “social solidarity index,” “index of family cohesion and social solidarity among all the community members” and provision of sustainable and innovative community services.

“The Ministry of Community Development seeks to provide continuous and comprehensive support for Emirati families with interactive initiatives to enhance transition from social care to community development. In this regard, all federal ministries and local government entities play an important role in raising societal responsibilities and achieve ambitious development partnership goals. Supporting government and semi-government programmes and projects, public benefit associations, local community and humanitarian care programmes enhance partnership in community development process to target all community members,” he elaborated.

Furthermore, Dr Suhail said: “Through this memorandum of understanding, Union Coop aims for achieving welfare living and high quality community services.”

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