Venezuela to have ‘ministry of happiness’: President

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 21:16

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

Caracas: It may sound bizarre to many, but Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday announced to create Deputy Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness in the country.

The ministry, which will aim to boost initiatives to eradicate poverty, social inequality and disability, is expected to be created six weeks before municipal elections.

Almost a year ago, funds were set aside for happiness ministry by the late president Hugo Chavez.

The President said that the in-charge of the ministry would coordinate with all programmes initiated to bring down poverty.

Inflation in the country has reached almost 50 per cent and there is an acute shortage of basic amenities.

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First Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 21:10

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