Media & Communication Directorate
Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)
King continues visits to local communities
Amman, 8 May 2012
Notables and community leaders on Tuesday voiced support for His Majesty King Abdullah’s efforts towards political, economic and social reforms aimed at boosting public participation in the decision-making process.
King Abdullah on Tuesday visited the Jordan University District in northern Amman, where he met with tribal leaders of the Lozi, Zbeidat, Hajjaj and Abu Risheh tribes, whose presence in northern Amman extends over Jubeiha, Abu Nuseir and Shafa Badran.
The visit is the latest in a series that covered various communities in the Kingdom.
In a welcoming speech on behalf of the Lozi and Zbeidat tribes, Deputy Saleh Lozi said all Jordanians highly appreciate the King’s sincere determination to bring about change, reform and prosperity, as well as his leadership, which keeps Jordan safe, stable and secure amidst a turbulent and changing region. The MP also presented the needs of the district’s residents, such as recruiting university graduates in state agencies, increasing the number of parliamentary seats allocated for the area and building new schools and healthcare centres.
Deputy Saleh Wreikat called on all Jordanians to support the King’s reform efforts that aim at achieving progress and prosperity. Wreikat underlined that the His Majesty has launched a dialogue and adopted a democratic approach to deal with all issues long before the start of the Arab Spring, which made Jordan a model of harmony and democracy for the entire region. In addition, Wreikat indicated that the roadmap for reform set up by His Majesty constitutes a guideline that all should follow in order to ensure a better Jordan where equality, law enforcement and democracy prevail. Wreikat commended the King’s efforts to protect the Palestinians’ right to an independent state and his work to safeguard the holy sites in Jerusalem.
Former deputy Ahmad Kayed Odwan highlighted some of the residents’ demands, calling for creating job opportunities and addressing the environmental problems in the area.
Ziad Hajjaj, who delivered an address on behalf of the Hajjaj and Abu Risheh tribes, called for activating all articles of the Constitution and fighting corruption, stressing the need to try all suspects in corruption cases. Hajjaj called for activating the role of public institutions to serve local communities and allocating tribal lands (wajihat) to their rightful beneficiaries.