KSA to host Arab Woman Awards

Updated 22 February 2014
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KSA to host Arab Woman Awards

The 2014 Arab Woman Awards KSA will be announced Sunday in Riyadh. The winners will be named at a private ceremony held under the auspices of Princess Reema bint Bandar, CEO of Alfa International and Al-Hama LLC.
The prestigious Arab Woman Awards was launched in 2009 by ITP Consumer Publishing, the region’s largest female magazine publishers, which aims to recognize and reward inspirational Arab women across the GCC region who have contributed positively to society.
Sue Holt, founder of the Arab Woman Awards and deputy managing director of ITP, said in a statement: “We are extremely proud to have awarded over 165 remarkable Arab women in the GCC to date. The awards now run annually in Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait and now in KSA.”
“We are thankful for the support of Princess Reema bint Bandar, our patron for the first KSA-held event, and are looking forward to announcing the winners in Riyadh,” she said.
There are 15 award categories. They are: businesswoman, education, art, entrepreneur, literature, sport, fashion, young designer, medical, humanitarian, media, young talent, women in government, inspirational Arab women-of-the-year and lifetime achievement.
This year’s board of judges is headed by Princess Reema and will include Rasha Al-Turki, CEO of Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women, Rola Ashour, counselor and lecturer at Dar Al-Hekma College, Lina Al-Maeena, founder of Jeddah United Basketball Team, and Nadine El-Chaer, editor in chief of Ahlan! Arabia.
In her statement, Holt said: “Careful research into the nominations was conducted. It took the board two months to ensure the winners are nominated objectively based on their accomplishments over the last 12 months and their contribution to Saudi Arabia.”
The 15 winners will be awarded at a glittering women-only ceremony to be attended through invitation only.
Previous recipients of the Arab Woman Awards include Sheikha Jawaher Al-Qassimi, Sheikha Sheikha Al-Nahayan, Huda Al-Matroushi, Fatima Al-Jaber and Sheikha Manal Al-Maktoum.
The KSA awards are being hosted in association with the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Sayidaty, the Zahra Breast Cancer Association, Al-Faisaliah and Rawaj International.
Mouza Al-Shamsi, marketing director at the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, said: “We are enthusiastic about supporting an event that will take place across this important region in recognition of the milestones achieved by women in the GCC.”


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.