Saudi Shoura calls on Justice Ministry to employ women in vacant positions

Updated 11 January 2018
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Saudi Shoura calls on Justice Ministry to employ women in vacant positions

RIYADH: The Shoura Council has asked the Ministry of Justice to speed up employment of women in vacant positions and launch an awareness campaign to enlighten women on their Islamic and regulatory rights.
The decision came following comments on a report presented by the Committee of Islamic and Judiciary Affairs based on the annual report of the Justice Ministry at the Shoura Council’s 10th ordinary session on Wednesday.
The council also called on the ministry to seek global cooperation and communication, notably with equivalent departments in all countries, and sign deals and partnerships with specialized training agencies.
In another issue, the council approved a study on the draft project of an authority for national societies and foundations. The project aims to streamline, develop and protect national work and allow citizens to join such works and contribute to running communities and realizing social solidarity.
The Committee on Hajj, Housing and Services called on the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah not to allow buses over 10 years to transport Hajjis, and to coordinate with the concerned agencies for the establishment of an electronic system to control maintenance of public utilities at the holy sites.
Later, Shoura members discussed a report presented by the Committee of Transport, Telecom and Information Technology based on the annual report of Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA).
In its recommendations, the Committee asked SAUDIA about the possibility of opening centers in major cities to receive baggage and finalize travel procedures.
The committee also asked the national carrier to intensify training courses for its employees to boost the confidence of customers and gain their satisfaction. Commenting on the report, one member called for a detailed financial plan to allow the national carrier shift to profitability.


Muslim World League chief visits Ghana's Ashanti region

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Muslim World League chief visits Ghana's Ashanti region

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa has met with the Ghanaian Ashanti king, Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II.

 King Asantehene received Al-Issa in Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti region.

The king welcomed the visit of the MWL delegation and praised the league’s humanitarian efforts in Africa, benefiting people from different religions and backgrounds without discrimination. 

Al-Issa visited several educational facilities in Kumasi, and established a food aid campaign launched by the MWL to help residents in Ashanti.

He arrived in Ghana on an official visit, where he was received at Accra airport by the country’s chief imam, Sheikh Othman Sharubutu, and senior government officials, religious leaders and academics.