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Bahrainis ‘biggest winners in meat subsidy cuts’

MANAMA, October 13, 2015

About 80 per cent of those benefitting from meat subsidies before they were scrapped were expatriates, companies and restaurants, Information, Parliament and Shura Council Affairs Minister Isa Al Hammadi told a Press conference at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday. Al Hammadi, who is also the official government spokesman, said Bahraini shoppers accounted for just 20 per cent of subsidised meat purchases – and claimed direct payments into their bank accounts as compensation were of more benefit, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
 
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