The Cabinet's regular meeting, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, on Wednesday praised the sixth Central Municipal Council elections, which was held on Tuesday and had a large turnout of citizens.
Following the meeting, which was held at the Amiri Diwan, HE Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi stated the following:
The Cabinet said these successful elections are an addition to the democratic experience, in light of the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
The Cabinet congratulated the winning candidates and wished them success in their mission to serve the country.
The Cabinet then considered the topics listed on its agenda as follows:
The Cabinet approved a draft law regulating the receipt and disbursement of Zakat funds, and decided to refer it to the Advisory Council.
The draft law was prepared to replace Law No 8 of 1992 on the establishment of the Zakat Fund, in the framework of updating legislation and keeping up with the changes.
Under the provisions of the draft law, the competent department at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs shall receive and disburse Zakat funds in accordance with the aspects prescribed in Shariah.
The Cabinet also approved a draft law on public and private property of the state, and a draft law on temporary expropriation and appropriation of real estate for public benefit.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has prepared the two draft laws with a view to updating legislation to address the problems emerged from the practical reality in this field, and to keep pace with the comprehensive urban plan of the State.
The Cabinet then approved a draft decision of the council of ministers on the conditions and restrictions of the holders of the permanent residency card on treatment and education in government institutions within the country.
The draft decision was prepared in the context of the issuance of the executive decisions of the provisions of Law No 10 of 2018 on Permanent Residency.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved a draft decision of the council of ministers on the terms and conditions of the use of manors and the lands and houses of mainland.
The Cabinet approved a draft decision of HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment on the transfer of waste in the towers area.
The Cabinet endorsed a proposal to represent the General Tax Authority in some committees related to the competences of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The Cabinet approved a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of audit work between the State Audit Bureau of Qatar and the Federal Board of Supreme Audit of Iraq.
The Cabinet reviewed a letter of HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry on the results of the sixth session of the Qatari-German Joint Committee for Economic, Commercial and Technical Co-operation (Berlin, February 2019), and took the appropriate decision thereon.
The Cabinet listened to a presentation by HE the Minister of Municipality and the Environment on the general cleaning services.
The presentation included an overview of the general cleaning services provided by the Ministry of Municipality and the Environment, the stages of development of services, the plan for the gradual provision of public cleaning services to the private sector, and the plan for waste treatment and recycling within the framework of the general strategy for public hygiene services.
The Cabinet stressed the importance of spreading awareness about the preservation of public cleanliness and the co-operation of citizens and residents with the ministry in this field.
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