Outgoing ministers contributed to nation building

Oman Saturday 18/June/2022 21:30 PM
By: Saleh Al-Shaibany
Outgoing ministers contributed to nation building

Muscat: Dr Mohammed bin Hamed Al-Rumhi and Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi both contributed positively to the Sultanate of Oman in different fields in their efforts to serve their country and its people in their own capacity as cabinet ministers.

As Energy and Minerals Minister, Dr Mohammed Al-Rumhy served the post for nearly a quarter of century and in this position, he reshaped the oil and gas sector and rebuilt its investment portfolios into a formidable force to what it is today.

Al-Rumhy helped Oman ramp up oil productions by more than 35 per cent during his tenure. He also presided over the construction of the Sohar Refinery, the establishment of the Duqm Refinery and took part in the establishment of OQ. Oman is now the biggest oil producer outside OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), thanks to his efforts during his administration.

Dr Ahmed Al-Saidi presided at the helm of the Ministry of Health at the crucial time when the world was going through the worse of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He took a lead to educate the general public of the dangerous spread of the virus. He advised the Supreme Committee responsible for Covid-19 every Thursday for over two years to take the right steps to control the pandemic.  But it was not only the pandemic that he championed but the general administration of the health ministry as well. During his tenure as the health minister, he expanded the health sector to a reasonable level in the attempt to make sure all Omanis enjoy the privilege of the medical services.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salmi, Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs modernised the ministry to cater for multinational society in Oman as well as recognise the importance of respecting the rights of followers of all religions in the Sultanate.

He also preserved Islamic values to go along with Omani traditions as practiced by the forefathers of the country over the centuries. He was replaced by Sheikh Mohammed Al Maamari as Minister for this cabinet position.
Times of Oman wishes the new ministers all the success.