“The reason behind the severe shortage in garbage bags stock is that the municipality has not yet paid financial payments to the providing company,” officials at the municipality confirmed.

They added that the municipality did not pay because the Ministry of Finance hasn’t yet included the municipality’s budget into the 2019 official budget.

“After being contacted, the Ministry of Finance promised to resolve the issue soon and to include it within the budget of 2019,” they stated.

For his part, member of municipal council, Abdullah Al-Qubaisi, said that garbage bags disappeared from the municipality’s stores.

“People confirmed to me that they did not receive bags despite their continuous follow up to the municipality,” he stated

Al-Qubaisi demanded bags to be delivered to elderly and people with disabilities free of charge due  for their suffering due to late receipt of the bags.

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