The Federal National Council, at its seventh session of its third ordinary session of the seventeenth legislative session, which was held under the chairmanship of Council President Saqr Ghobash today, Wednesday, in Zayed Hall at the Council headquarters in Abu Dhabi, adopted a series of recommendations during the discussion of the policy of the Ministry of Justice in matters of family orientation, focused on: Axes of legislation and policies, coordination and cooperation, provision of a unified database in the country for family orientation, exercise of the family counseling profession, and family counseling education and awareness.
In its recommendations, which it decided to return to the Commission on Constitutional, Legislative and Appeals Affairs to be reformulated according to the discussions of the members, the Council called for the need to reform the legislation that regulates civil status, Federal Law No. 28 of 2005, and its amending laws, and their corresponding statutes and regulations, so that these legislations adapt to social and economic changes, and developing the role of family orientation committees so that they can provide specialized counseling services.
The session was attended by the Minister of Economy, Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, the Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, the President of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, and the Minister of Justice, Abdullah Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi.
President of the Federal National Council, Saqr Ghobash, said at the session: “Before starting the agenda of today’s session, I would like to introduce on my own behalf and on behalf of the members of the Federal National Council to the President of the Union General of Women, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme President of the Foundation for the Development of the Family, “Mother of the Nation” Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, with the most sincere expressions of pride and appreciation on the occasion Mother’s Day, as it embodied the delivery of the Emirati mother and woman at its best, with its leading role in the march of the rebirth of our nation, the UAE.
The council members asked the government representatives 5 questions, and Hamad, the first vice president of the council, Ahmed Al-Rahoumi, asked the Minister of Economy two questions about “increasing the value of the electricity bill in an exaggerated way for the citizen farmers,” and “the charging of additional fees to some outlets when paying with credit cards.”
Shatha Saeed Al Naqbi also asked a question about showing an unrealistic percentage of Emiratization, and Naama Abdul Rahman Al Mansouri asked a question about the license of the facilities, while Afra Bakheet bin Hindi Al Aleeli asked a question about field training as a practical experience for job seekers, to Minister Ohood Al Roumi.