Press Review [Archives:2001/04/Press Review]
16 January 2001, Independent, Weekly
No allowances to members of national councils
Minister of Local Administrative Affairs, Sadiq Ameen Aburas, stated that the national administration law did not state that there would be any allowances for members of national councils or members of other administrative units, and considered these posts voluntary for whoever wanted to serve his region. Media sources claimed that Mr. Aburas said that there may be very limited funding for these positions in rare occasions and only to cover transportation costs. However, the minister has not mentioned how this would affect the councils members efficiency and how well they would be able to accomplish their duties.