Manah: His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik on Sunday held a meeting at Hisn A’Shumook castle in the Wilayat of Manah with Sheikhs of South Al Sharqiyah Governorate.
The Diwan of Royal Court issued a statement to this effect reading as follows:
“In pursuance of the renewed Royal tradition of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to confer with citizens in all parts of the dear homeland and, following His Majesty’s conviction in the significance of listening in person to views and proposals serving the interests of the country, His Majesty the Sultan held a meeting on Sunday, 9 January 2022, with Sheikhs of the South Al Sharqiyah Governorate at Hisn A’Shumookh castle in Manah.”
At the outset of the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan gave thanks and praise to the Almighty Allah for the great bounties He has bestowed on Oman and its people, praying that these riches be preserved and eternalized.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan reviewed a set of topics of concern to the domestic front. He said, “Oman is pressing ahead with its development plans and programmes in all fields, despite the challenges, with the prime objectives of realising sustainable growth and furnishing a prosperous present and future for all people, wherever they might be on this benign land.”
In his Royal conversation, His Majesty the Sultan observed that the governorates and municipal councils should perform their national roles as precisely as they are expected to do. He instructed the institutions to double their efforts to elevate the status of the local community.
As part of his attention to boost the potential of entrepreneurs and SMEs owners, to provide employment opportunities in all governorates and, to encourage entrepreneurship, His Majesty the Sultan issued his Royal directives to the departments concerned (Ministry of finance, Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development and Oman Development Bank) to fund the respective programmes. He noted that the government will offer the incentives necessary for ensuring the success of those initiatives.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan engaged in an open dialogue with the sheikhs, who presented requests for projects and development services needed in their respective wilayats. His Majesty gave directives for endorsing the principle of partnership between the government and citizens when implementing projects that serve the public interest. He stressed the need to address difficulties that might come in the way of the domestic development march.
The meeting was attended by His Highness Sayyid Belarab bin Haitham Al Said, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Minister of Finance, Dr. Hamad bin Said Al Aufi, Head of the Private Office, Dr. Yahya bin Badr Al Ma'awali, Governor of South Al Sharqiyah and walis of the governorate.
May the Almighty Allah protect His Majesty the Sultan and assist him with power to pursue the path of bounties. May He eternalize Oman’s riches and endow the country and its people with further peace and security.”