Women’s branch abolished in major overhaul of Jeddah mayoralty

Saleh Al-Turki

By Hussain Hazazi

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — In a major overhaul in the Jeddah mayoralty’s administrative structure, Mayor Saleh Al-Turki abolished the women’s branch of the mayoralty.

This was two months after appointment of Mariyam Abu Al-Ainain as the head of the branch, which was named as the general department for women’s services.

The mayor decided to transfer the powers of this department to branch municipalities, explaining that this is a step aimed at activating the decentralization of all services being provided to women customers within the jurisdiction of the Jeddah governorate so as to enable them access services from their nearby branches.

Replying to queries from Okaz/Saudi Gazette about Abu Al-Ainain, the Spokesman Muhammad Al-Baqmi said that she was transferred to the Agency for Services at the mayoralty.

As part of the overhaul, Samar Al-Sullami was appointed as the chairman of North Obhur branch municipality and Ghazl Al-Sulaimani as director general of the department of administrative communications and e-archives.

These measures have been taken with the aim of improving performance and raising productivity in line with the National Transformation Program of 2020 and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Iyad Fadel has been appointed head of the airport branch municipality, while Ayed Bin Mushabab as head of Abraq Al-Rugama branch, Abdul Aziz Ghivas, as head of Khuzam branch and Amr Hafez, head of Safa branch.

Apart from abolition of the women’s department, the mayor decided to bifurcate two departments and appoint officials as their heads.