Panafrican News Agency

Mauritanian president announces 10 social measures on 60th anniversary of independence

Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani Saturday announced 10 measures for the most vulnerable segments of the population in a message to mark the celebration of the 60th independence anniversary of the country.

They include a 100 per cent increase in the basic pension for all pensioners, a doubling of the pension of widows and their health insurance benefits and the monthly payment of retirement pension.

There is also the generalization of the chalk allowance to include all primary and secondary school principals granted over a period of 12 months instead of the previous 9 months.

He also announced an increase in the rural allowance and the supervisory allowance for inspectors of basic and secondary technical education in the amount of 10,000 old ouguiyas (USD 27).

Others include a 30 per cent increase in the salaries of health workers and a generalization of the risk premium to all health personnel.

In addition, there is a 50 per cent increase in the care of patients with kidney failure and people living with disabilities, and the granting of monthly cash transfers of 15,000 old ouguiyas (USD 40) to them.

Health insurance for the benefit of all persons living with a disability and the payment of monthly cash transfers of 20,000 old ouguiyas (USD 54) for disabled children are the latest measures announced by the Mauritanian president.


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