Muscat: Youth and Human Resources Committee at the Majlis Al Shura reviewed the final report of its study on Omanising the managerial and supervisory jobs at the private sector. The report will be discussed by Majlis Al Shura at the upcoming regular sessions.
Muscat: Young Omanis are the strongest supporters of Iran’s nuclear deal, among other young Arabs, a major survey of youth across the Middle East has found.
While Arabs are divided on the Iranian nuclear deal and the Syrian conflict, a whopping 93 per cent of Oman’s youth from Muscat and Al Batinah, whose government played a critical role in brokering the deal between Tehran and the international community, have shown support for their government’s involvement in the issue.
Riyadh: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia received here on Thursday Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs and his GCC counterparts representatives of the countries taking part in the concluding military exercise 'Ra'ad Al Shamal' at King Khalid Military City.
Muscat: Majlis Al Shura discussed on Thursday the five year plan (2016-2020) and the general budget for 2016. The committee hosted Nasser Jashmi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, Talal Rahbi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning, and a number of higher officials from the Majlis Al Shura.
Muscat: Khalid bin Hilal Al Mawali has been reelected as the chairman of Majlis Al Shura for the period from 2015 to 2019.
Al Mawali who is a representative of Wadi Al Maawil won against five members. He got 59 votes out of 84 total votes.
The candidates were Saleh Al Kithairy of Thumrait, Mohammed Al Busaidi of Bausher, Ahmed Al Haddabi of Bidbid and Mohammed Al Kindi of Nakhal. Two candidates withdrew before voting started.
Muscat: Newly elected Shura members would be invited to attend the extraordinary meeting to select the chairman and two deputy chairmen as per the provisions of the Royal Decree No. 99/2011, Majlis Al Shura Secretary-General Sheikh Ali bin Nasser Al Mahrouqi said.
Voter turnout in Sunday’s polls was 56.66 per cent, according to Talal bin Ahmed al Saadi, rapporteur of the Higher Committee for Majlis A’Shura eighth term elections.
Muscat: Oman witnessed a good turnout of voters for the eighth Majlis Al Shura polls held across the Sultanate on Sunday.
The final list of winners or the voter turnout was not available at the time of going to print, but some leads were available.
Muscat: Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Chairman of the Main Committee for the Majlis Al Shura eighth term elections said that the voting process, which started this morning at all wilayats of the Sultanate, is going very smoothly without any hindrances. As per the communications we have with the election centers, voters started turning-out to the polling stations since 7 am.
Muscat: Omani citizens hope that the new Majlis Al Shura members get more privileges in terms of having their voices heard.
Speaking to the Times of Oman, Essa Al Riyami, a voter, said, “Elected Majlis Al Shura members represent the people, so they should have some rights to monitor government activities and projects.”
“But I hope people vote for the best and able candidates,” he said
Muscat: Nemah bint Jamiel bin Farhan Al Busaidiyah, female candidate from Seeb has once again won in the eighth Majlis Al Shura elections.
She was declared winner along with the male candidate Hilal bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sarmi .
She was the only winner in the 2011 elections.
In 2015,there were 20 women candidates from the 590 candidates who contested for 85 seats.
Muscat: The Main Committee for the Majlis Al Shura’s eighth term elections has announced the complete list of winners.
Wilayat of Dhank: Hamood Ahmed Hamid Al Yahyai
Wilayat of Wadi Al Maawil: Khalid bin Hilal bin Nassir Al Maawali
Wilayat of Mahda: Khalid bin Ahmed bin Said Al Sa'adi
Wilayat of Sumail: Abdullah bin Hamoud bin Salim Al Nadabi and Younis bin Ya'aqoob bin Issa Al Siyabi
Wilayat of Bukha: Abdullah bin Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Malik
Wilayat of Wadi Bani Khalid: Ahmed bin Hussein bin Khamas al-Sa'adi
Salalah: In the Wilayat of Salalah, voters headed to the ballot boxes to elect two representatives among the eight candidates. The number of male and female voters stood at 32,818.
Four election centres are prepared to receive voters, namely Khoula bint Hakeem School in West Salalah, A'Sa'adah School in A'Sa'adah, Zeik School in the Niyabat of Zeik and Ghado School in the Niyabat of Ghado.
Muscat: A total of 107 centres have been approved by the Ministry of Interior for the casting of votes for the Majlis Al Shura elections scheduled for October 25. The polling booths in the various wilayats are as follows:
Muscat: Al Zahra Basic Education School and Safana bint Hatem Al Taei Basic Education School;
Muttrah: Wattaya Basic Education School and Imam Jaber bin Zaid School;
Al Amerat: Al Sahba bint Rabia General Education School for Girls and Al Harith bin Khalid Basic Education School;
Candidates contesting for the Majlis A’Shura elections have highlighted the need to engage the youth as they campaign ahead of voting in Oman on October 25.
Youth make up a majority of the population in the country, and candidates said there is a need to help them find jobs, especially in the private sector.
Omanis living in GCC countries have started voting for the representatives of their choice for Majlis Al Shura’s eighth term elections.
Voting started at 8 am on Sunday, October 18 in Sultanate’s embassies across GCC countries and the Commercial Office of the Sultanate in Dubai.
Omanis living in GCC countries can vote till 6 pm on Sunday.
Talking about the technologies used in the 8th term elections, Salim bin Humaid Al Hajri, Chairman of Preparation Committee for Majlis Al Shura eighh Term Elections explained that e-voting is used for the voting process.