Kyrgyzstani Imams are demanding right to retire and receive pension from the State government.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Kyrgyzstani Imams are demanding right to retire and receive pension from the State government.
"We also want to retire," Mamasat Karypbek uulu, Imam of the Bhutan-Sught village of Issyk-Kul district, made such a statement at a meeting with Mufti of the Kyrgyz Republic Maksat Toktomushev.
According to M.Karypbek uulu, the imams receive a monthly scholarship of 5 thousand soms. This money could be given out as a salary, so that later the imams could retire.
In his turn, the Mufti noted that if the Imams of the Republic receive wages, 27% of them should be transferred to the Social Fund.
"We, when the" Yyman foundation" was being created, thought about this issue. In the end, they decided that the Imams of the villages would receive more money in their hands. In fact, until 2014, the Imams did not receive a salary.
Now the Muftiyat pays salaries to 198 religious figures. The monthly allocated amount is 11 million soms. For each person we give 670 soms to the Social Fund. Meanwhile, 2088 Imams receive scholarships. For them, this is good money, so we try not to stop financing," he said.