Speeding across the UAE and maids top FNC agenda

Inconsistent speed limits on motorways, social policing and a draft law for security at events will be discussed by the FNC on Monday.
The country’s motorways will be discussed by the FNC on May 5, 2014 with topics including road safety fines, inconsistency in setting speed limits, police patrols, and managing the movement of heavy vehicles. Andrew Henderson / The National
The country’s motorways will be discussed by the FNC on May 5, 2014 with topics including road safety fines, inconsistency in setting speed limits, police patrols, and managing the movement of heavy vehicles. Andrew Henderson / The National

ABU DHABI // Inconsistent speed limits on motorways, social policing and a draft law for security at events will be discussed by the FNC on Monday.

The policy of the Ministry of Interior regarding road safety will be the main discussion and topics will include fines, inconsistency in setting speed limits, police patrols, managing the movement of heavy vehicles and rescue and emergency services.

Social policing in Ewaa Shelters for Woman and Children will also be highlighted during the meeting.

Six questions have been raised by the council’s members to Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

Dr Abdullah Al Shamsi has asked about matching the salaries of long time retired police officers with those who have recently retired.

He has also asked about releasing medals and awards to retired officers.

Ahmed Al Ruhoumi has inquired about the validity of the contracts that the Philippines embassy in the UAE has imposed before its citizens can work as domestic and support staff in the country.

He wanted to know from a legal perspective how valid it was to add such measures.

He also asked about the increased number of runaway maids and the effects this is having on Emiratis.

Mossabah Al Kitbi said that with the spread of domestic workers living with local families under one roof it has become necessary to ensure health tests are conducted at the borders and airports to ensure credible results.

“Since we cannot give up on these workers ... and considering they come from a variety of backgrounds which are discovered to have many contagious diseases.”

He said the employment offices for maids could give test results that were not credible, therefore the workers should be tested in small clinical rooms at borders and airports when arriving in the country.

Meanwhile, member Marwan bin Ghalita has asked a question about the method of implementing the decision to grant citizenship to children of Emirati women.

The session will also include a debate on family violence and abuse.

hdajani@thenational.ae

Published: May 4, 2014 04:00 AM

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