Damascus, SANA – The People’s Assembly held a session on Monday, chaired by Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, and discussed the services situation in Aleppo province.
The Assembly members called for finding emergency solutions to alleviate the suffering of the citizens in Aleppo, pointing out that armed terrorist organizations are taking vindictive and oppressive actions against the locals by controlling water sources and power plants in the province, with the members stressing that the executive authority must step up and fulfill its duties regarding the crisis in Aleppo.
The Assembly members also discussed the performance of the Agriculture Ministry, stressing the need to provide compensation to farmers affected by terrorism and weather factors, and to reconsider some of the decisions that have had a negative impact on the prices of some food items.
They also called for restructuring the Agriculture Ministry to adapt to the current conditions.
Agriculture Minister Ahmad al-Qadri addressed the members’ queries, and said that the implementation percentage for agricultural plans has exceeded 60% despite the crisis in Syria, adding that this percentage is “acceptable, but is not up to the level of the Ministry’s ambition.”
Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh