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Issawi visits Balqa tribes under Royal directives

By JT - Dec 21,2019 - Last updated at Dec 21,2019

Under Royal directives, Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi meets with representatives of the Balqa tribes in Madaba and Balqa on Saturday, to hear their needs, demands and suggestions to overcome their challenges (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi on Saturday visited the Balqa tribes in Madaba and Balqa, in implementation of His Majesty King Abdullah's directives to visit these tribes and follow up on their needs and demands. 

During the visit, Issawi, who is also head of the follow-up committee for the implementation of Royal initiatives, met with Balqa dignitaries and listened to their needs and demands and suggestions to overcome their challenges, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The visit aimed at enhancing communication with all citizens nationwide and considering the possibility of including their demands within the government’s priorities to improve Jordanians' living conditions and provide quality services.

During the meeting, Issawi said that King Abdullah always highlights the importance of improving the citizens' living conditions, protecting the underprivileged, supporting entrepreneurship and creativity and encouraging income-generating small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Improving the level of services presented to citizens and meeting various demands are based on cooperation with citizens and playing complementary roles among all stakeholders, the chief said.

He added that His Majesty, during his meeting with Balqa tribes last Monday, stressed the importance of forming committees to determine needs and priorities, with a clear plan that meets the aspirations of all. 

Issawi said that identifying problems and challenges in local communities and looking for solutions are the duties of all people, noting that local residents are the most capable to determine priorities and needs.

He also referred to King Abdullah's keenness to pay field visits to various parts of the Kingdom to check on the conditions of these areas, where the King has directed stakeholders to implement development projects nationwide to guarantee more justice in distributing development revenues and creating jobs.

The Royal Court chief acquainted the notables with His Majesty's efforts in developing economic conditions, realising the Sustainable Development Goals and attracting more investments that can contribute to creating jobs, noting that the King, in several meetings, highlighted the expected positive outcomes of the economic packages that the government has launched. 

For their part, Balqa dignitaries reviewed their demands, which are mainly related to developing healthcare services, providing jobs that can limit poverty and unemployment, establishing income-generating projects, improving infrastructure and creating vocational training centres and cultural centres that can incubate the youth's talents. 

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