King urges revamp of administration, finalize e-government scheme

[14-03-2017 03:11 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II Tuesday directed the government to develop the administrative system and fully accomplish the e-government scheme by 2020 to address overstaffing and achieve better performance and service quality for both citizens and investors.

Chairing part of a cabinet meeting during a visit to the Prime Ministry, the King stressed that achieving the Paperless Government is a necessity and that there is "no room for procrastination in this matter". He pointed out that each minister is responsible for speedily achieving economic legislations and implementing the legislative recommendations proposed by the Royal Committee for Developing the Judiciary and Enhancing the Rule of Law.

He emphasised the need to implement a clear economic stimulus programme that accommodates the needs of the various sectors, helps to achieve targeted growth rates and creates new job opportunities "in a manner that reflects positively on the citizens".

Growth-stimulating requirements warrant intensive action to carry out the existing programmes and put in place the necessary plans to support economic sectors to achieve growth despite the regional conditions, His Majesty stressed.

Commenting on the upcoming municipal elections, the King urged the government to offer all forms of support to the Independent Election Commission in the preparation for the polls, which are "a key milestone in the reform process".

Prime Minister Hani Mulki said the King's chairing of the meeting would give a huge incentive to the ministerial team to do their utmost to bolster the development and reform drive in the various fields.

Political reform is ongoing, he stressed, adding it will be culminated with the Decentralisation Law and holding the municipal elections in August, adding "we will continue to evaluate these reforms and consider any needed amendments to achieve their aspired objectives".

Mulki said the government is forging ahead with the national reform programme, which focuses on protecting middle- and low-income groups, stressing that economic reform should not only be restricted to tax reform, but should go along real action for growth and economic stimulation. He also stressed support of the private sector in order to "partner with it to push for real economic growth".

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