Oman's Minister of Interior praises media panel role

Business Tuesday 20/December/2016 22:29 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman's Minister of Interior praises media panel role

Muscat: Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior today met with the Head and members of the Media Committee, in the presence of the Chairman of the Main Elections Committee at the Ministry
of Interior.
The Minister of Interior stressed the importance of the role played by the Media Committee in highlighting and covering the 2nd Term of the Municipal Elections. He said that media means play an important role in participation of voters to cast their votes in service of their dear homeland.
He highlighted the success of media in the consolidation of the concept of elections and its importance in life of the Omani society within the framework of the state of institutions.
The meeting touched on the preparations for the elections day on December 25 as citizens in all governorates of the Sultanate will cast their votes to choose their representatives in Municipal Councils.
The Minister of Interior wished all the best to all the committees in the success of these elections and report in an image that befits the status of the Sultanate regionally and globally as it succeeded with distinction in the organization and coverage of the 8th term elections of Majlis Al Shura.
The Ministry of Interior affirmed that it has completed all preparations and ensured readiness of all committees that regularise the elections at all wilayats in the Sultanate. The elections centres, which will receive voters from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm, have been provided with all equipment and facilities that make the elections process go easily and smoothly.
Salim bin Humaid Al Hajri, Head of the Committee on Preparations for Municipal Council 2nd Term Elections said that the 61 committees in all wilayats across the Sultanate are ready to receive voters on the election day. All those working at the election centres have been trained on voting and sorting out of votes.
The number of registered voters at the election register for the 2nd term stands at 623,224 including 333,733 male voters and 289,491 female voters.