Do not block housing service for inheriting a small piece of land: MP Al-Ansari
TDT | Manama
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A proposal has been tabled to grant housing services to those who inherited less than 300 square meters of property.
The Chairman of the Parliament Services Committee, MP Ahmed Al-Ansari, recommends to exempt an applicant from “non-ownership” requirement, given the land he inherited is less than 300 square meters.
Quoting Clause (f ) of Article (9) of Bahrain’s constitution, Al-Ansari, said, “The State shall endeavour to provide housing for citizens with limited income.”
He explained that the state is obliged by law to help Bahraini families with limited incomes by providing various housing services, considering their economic and social conditions.
He also pointed out that these laws do not exclude citizens from housing services for having a property.
Al-Ansari argued that it is unfair to exclude an applicant from the right to request housing services because he or his family member had inherited a small property.
Statistics say nearly three-fifths of all Bahrainis have benefited from government housing assistance, and the government has expended significant resources in recent decades to develop associated infrastructure.