Manama, Mar. 22 (BNA): Shura Council Chairman, Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh, commended the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in today’s Cabinet Meeting to offer online sellers two regulation options; ‘Khetwa’, offered free of charge to productive families registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, or virtual commercial registration via ‘Sijili’, in accordance with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism’s regulations, which grants access to financial packages, including Tamkeen’s Business Continuity Program, as well as competitive financial schemes.
The Shura Council Chairman stressed that the directives reflect keenness to assess citizens’ needs and aspirations as well as serve their interests. He commended the prompt response of HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister to issues raised by the public by listening to constructive visions and ensuring maximum benefit from exchanging views and initiatives. He noted that allowing online sellers to choose between “Khetwa” and “Sijili”, with the possibility to benefit from the privileges of both programmes, is considered as a responsible and appreciated initiative on the right path. He pointed out that the move is in harmony with the proposals and visions raised by members of the Representatives Council, the project owners and the public opinion.
The Shura Council Chairman affirmed that the step provided alternative solutions with more flexibility, taking into consideration, first and foremost, the dire economic and social conditions and the requirements of organisation and monitoring shouldered by the government as an executive party.
Al Saleh lauded the distinguished efforts of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, and all ministry officials, pointing out that the government programmes to regulate online selling and home-cooked meals through “Khettwa” and “Sijili” programmes preserve at the same time the rights of the project owners and consumers through compliance with the regulating systems and procedures.