PM meets civil society representatives, presents Gov't two-year priorities | Jordan News | Ammon News

PM meets civil society representatives, presents Gov't two-year priorities

[12/4/2018 3:38:57 PM]

AMMONNEWS - As part of the government's consultations on its two-year priorities, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz met Tuesday evening with representatives of civil society organizations.

During the meeting, held at the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation in Amman, the prime minister presented the government's 2019 and 2020 work priorities, stressing that these priorities are fundamental issues that touch the citizen's ambition and needs.

Funds have been allocated for the priorities document in the budget, "so they won't just be mere wishes and void promises," Razzaz noted.

"We have put in place a specific set of applicable priorities and close monitoring so that we can build together an accountability approach over performance," he said, adding that they primarily cover enhancing the Kingdom's productivity, the state of law and solidarity, which constitute a "launching pad" towards realizing a "national renaissance."

Regarding plans to enhance productivity, the premier said his government will create 30,000 jobs during the next two years, as well as promoting exports and focusing on basic services, such as education, health and transportation.

"Our greatest challenge is to try to sow hope and optimism for a better future," he said.

With regard to funding civil society organizations, Razzaz he called for these organizations to present a governance model to this sector and the government will commit to.

The meeting also tackled various issues of interest to citizens, including fighting corruption, political reforms, engaging young people, empowering women, preserving public funds, addressing poverty, the lack of trust between citizens and the government, hate speech, the general pardon draft law, the cybercrime bill, human rights, public freedoms and freedom of expression.

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