President Christodoulides Announces Plans for New Incentives for Maronites
Politis newspaper reported that President Nikos Christodoulides attended a mass yesterday at the "Panayias Hariton" church in the south of Nicosia for the feast of "St. Morana," the founder and patron saint of the Maronite church, where he made statements.
Christodoulides reportedly stated that the government is working on new incentives to encourage newlyweds and young couples to resettle in Maronite villages, which will be announced soon.
Highlighting the significant historical contributions of the Maronite community, Christodoulides mentioned that "the occupation, which will complete its 50th year this year, has left four Maronite villages under occupation." He stated that he visited these villages and had the opportunity to see the individuals struggling under difficult conditions.
Christodoulides also recalled the government's decision to reopen the primary school that closed after 1990 as a political decision made under these challenging economic conditions.
Furthermore, Christodoulides mentioned that the issue of teacher shortages in the region, which will open up new perspectives, will be addressed in the coming days.
In his speech, Maronite Representative Yiannakis Musas stated that the Maronite community continues its struggle for salvation and survival, while also addressing the difficulties faced by the Maronite community.