Majlis Al Shura in Oman is still awaiting a response on the proposal for a marriage fund which had been sent to the Council of Ministers for their consideration at the end of 2013.
Majlis Al Shura had reviewed all the details of the marriage fund proposal as per directives from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
Mohammed Al Busaidi, the head of the social and health affairs committee of Majlis Al Shura, told Times of Oman, that such a fund would solve numerous social issues troubling Omani youth and also reduce the number of spinsters in the country.
"Competent authorities should speed up the approval of the marriage fund," he said. Among the new amendments to the marriage fund is a grant for unmarried Omanis whose salaries are less than OMR800.
Source:Times of Oman