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72 candidates..the industrialists go to elect their representatives to the boards of directors

Amman Today

publish date 2022-10-29 08:37:35

On Saturday morning, the industrialists of Amman, Irbid and Zarqa go to the polls; To choose their representatives on the boards of directors of the three local chambers of industry, in addition to the 10 industrial sectors in the Jordan Chamber of Industry.

72 industrial candidates, including 3 women, are competing for seats on the boards of directors of industrial chambers, distributed among 18 candidates for the Amman Chamber of Industry, 16 for the Irbid Chamber of Industry, and 18 for the Zarqa Chamber of Industry, in addition to 20 candidates from the industrial sectors.

The number of industrialists who are eligible to participate in the elections supervised by the Independent Election Commission for the three chambers is 1504 voters, including 1169 in the capital Amman, 128 in Irbid, and 207 in Zarqa.

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent Election Commission, Musa Al-Maaytah, confirmed in a statement to Al-Mamlaka, Friday, the commission’s readiness to hold the chambers of industry elections (Amman, Irbid, Zarqa) on Saturday, indicating that the commission has been preparing for those elections three months ago, as it began checking records and formed committees. to that end.

“We have taken measures to ensure the fairness of the chambers of industry elections, including those related to records, and the dissolution of boards of directors to ensure impartiality,” Maaytah said.

Maaytah revealed that for the first time, the Amman Chamber of Industry elections will be held in the Sports City; To ensure easy access to the polling station without overcrowding and to allow the exercise of the right to vote easily.

And he indicated that there are posters inside the polling station explaining how to go to vote in a way that suits the size of the ten sectors.

Al-Maaytah spoke of an electronic link between the polling site, the Chamber of Industry and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Elections for the Amman Chamber of Industry will be held in one of the halls of Al-Hussein City for Youth. The elections for the Irbid Chamber of Industry will be held at its headquarters, while the elections for the Zarqa Chamber of Industry will be held at its headquarters.

In the Oman Industry elections, two blocs are competing to win the nine seats in the Chamber, namely, the “Enjaz” bloc and the “Sinai” bloc.

Injaz Fathi Al-Jaghbir is headed by Ahmed Al-Khudari, Dima Sukhtian, Saad Sheikh Yassin, Mamoun Qutb, Tamim Al-Qasrawi, Ahed Al-Rajabi, Majdi Al-Hashlamoun and Fawaz Al-Shakaa.

While the industrial bloc headed by Moussa Al-Saket, includes Iyad Abu Haltam, Lina Qarmash, Naim Al-Khatib, Ismail Zahran, Nizam Al-Baradei, the Saudi “Mohamed Zaki”, Abdullah Al-Banna and Faraj Al-Taweel.

The Amman Chamber of Industry, which was established in 1962, has a current membership of 8,600 industrial establishments, employing 159,000 male and female workers, with a capital of nearly 5 billion dinars.

Oman’s industry exports increased during the past nine months of this year by 51%; To reach 5.461 billion dinars, compared to 3.619 billion dinars in the same period last year.

In the Irbid Chamber of Industry elections, two blocs are competing for the nine board seats, namely the Al-Wefaq bloc and the Reform and Change bloc.

The Al-Wefaq bloc, headed by the Chamber’s president for two sessions, Hani Abu Hassan, includes Hani Al-Shatnawi, Muhammad Owais, Jibril Qaraqa, Nidal Al-Hassi, Hussein Al-Draiseh, Amin Al-Ramahi, Khaled Al-Kharashka and Mamoun Al-Khader.

The Reform and Change Bloc, headed by Mamoun Halawa, consists of Shaher Qorba, Muwaffaq Bani Hani, Adnan al-Akhras, Hammam al-Dabbah, Abdul Rahman al-Afouri and Ghazi al-Bashiti.

The head of the committee supervising the elections of the Irbid Chamber of Industry, Hadeel Al-Hussein, indicated that the members of the general assembly who are entitled to vote after the voter lists acquire the final degree is 128 members.

Al-Hussein said that the committee had completed all the technical and logistical preparations for conducting the electoral process according to the highest standards of accuracy, integrity, transparency and impartiality.

Al-Hussein indicated that the committee has finished preparing the election and counting halls, received sensitive and non-sensitive materials from the commission, conducted an electronic linking process, and carried out more than one experiment to verify all procedural processes related to the electoral process.

She pointed out that three polling stations have been allocated, noting that the election process will start at 10 am on Saturday morning if the quorum is reached (half +1).

And she called on voters to bring the personal identity and record of the facility for which they are authorized to vote and an authorization from the partners in the case of limited public or joint ownership.

Al-Hussein stressed that unauthorized persons and relevant authorities will not be allowed to enter the election and counting halls.

The Irbid Chamber of Industry was established in 1999, after the establishment of Al-Hassan Industrial City in the early nineties of the last century, in addition to the spread of industries in a number of areas of the governorate during the past two decades. Before that, the industrial facilities were affiliated with the Irbid Chamber of Commerce.

Currently, the Chamber has about 1,700 members, whether inside or outside the Qualified Industrial Cities.

During the past four years, the Chamber’s exports achieved an increasing growth, reaching a total of 40%; While the growth rate during the past year was 32%, with exports amounting to 1.2 billion dollars.

The controversial and knitted industries sector constitutes the chamber’s most prominent industries, with a percentage of about 80%.

Two blocs are also competing to win seats on the Zarqa Chamber of Industry’s board of directors: the Zarqa Industrial Bloc and the Future Bloc, while Ahmed al-Zaatari ran as an independent.

The Zarqa Industrial Bloc, headed by Faris Hammouda, includes: Hussein Hawatmeh, Haider Al-Amayreh, Bassam Al-Kilani, Dina Fakhoury, Ali Hassan, Amjad Al-Basha, Wissam Sidr and Amer Al-Damour.

The Future Bloc, headed by Shadi Al-Anabtawi, includes: Muhammad Abdul Majeed Daaboul, Essam Muhammad Al-Kasih, Ayman Al-Masry, Eng.

It is noteworthy that the Zarqa Chamber of Industry was established in 1998 to serve the industrial sector in Zarqa and Mafraq, and the number of industrial establishments affiliated with it is 2191, while the value of its exports during the past year 2021 of various industrial products is $1.8 billion.

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In addition, 20 industrial candidates will compete in the elections for the ten industrial sectors in the Jordan Chamber of Industry, which will be held in conjunction with the Chambers of Industry elections.

The plastic and rubber industries sectors were nominated by Alaa Abu Khazna and Ahed Jaber, Muhammad Walid Al-Jitan and Zakaria Al-Faqih for the catering, food, agricultural and livestock industries, Fadi Al-Atrash and Mazen Tantash for the therapeutic industries and medical supplies, Abdul Wahab Al-Rawad and Ahmed Shanak for the mining industries, Ahmed Al-Bas and Amid Al-Abed for Chemical Industries. and cosmetics.

He was nominated for the engineering, electrical and information technology sectors, Muhammad Rabah and Muhammad Al-Hajj Hassan, and for the construction industry, Ahmed Abu Sbeit and Alaa Abu Sofa, and for the packaging, paper, cardboard and office supplies industry, Taher Al-Khatib and Muhammad Issa, and for leather and speaking, Ihab Qadri and Khaled Abu Zaid, and for the wood and furniture industries Muhammad Reda Al-Barghouti. and Tahir Khaled.

The Jordan Chamber of Industry was established under the Chambers of Industry Law No. 10 of 2005, and it was established as a legal entity with financial and administrative independence.

According to the Chambers of Industry Law No. 10 of 2005, the General Authority of the Jordan Chamber of Industry consists of industrial establishments affiliated with the local chambers of industry (Amman, Irbid and Zarqa) and that have paid their financial obligations in accordance with the provisions of the Chambers of Industry Law and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.

The Jordan Chamber of Industry operates as a national body that includes under its umbrella all the chambers of industry in Jordan. The Chamber seeks to represent the interests of these chambers and to promote full cooperation and coordination between them. It includes the Amman Chamber of Industry, which was established in 1962, the Zarqa Chamber of Industry, which was established in 1998, and the Irbid Chamber of Industry, which Founded in 1999.

The Jordan Chamber of Industry is the legitimate representative of the industrial sector in the Kingdom, through participation in the formulation of public policies, care of the interests of industrial and craft establishments, and the representation of the industrial sector in various local and international forums, to advance the national industry and improve its comparative and competitive advantages.

The industrial sector plays a major role in contributing to the consolidation of the pillars of economic and social development, through its active contributions as one of the main pillars in advancing economic growth, and its great role in employment and employment, attracting investments, access to global markets, and demonstrating the image and identity of Jordanian products.

According to statistical data of the Jordan Chamber of Industry published on its website, the industrial sector directly contributes about a quarter of the national economy (25%) of the gross domestic product, and this contribution rises to 40%; As a result of his close links with various economic sectors and caused him to increase their activity.

The industrial sector employs 251 thousand workers, most of whom are Jordanians, working in 18 thousand industrial facilities spread across all governorates of the Kingdom, constituting about 21% of the total Jordanian workforce, and this percentage increases to reach about 28% of the total volume of employment in the private sector, and they receive more than one billion And half a dinar in wages and compensation, through which they support approximately one-fifth of Jordan’s population.

The Jordanian industry contributes to strengthening the dinar exchange rate and its stability, by supplementing the Kingdom’s official foreign exchange reserves with more than 9 billion dollars annually, as a result of its acquisition of more than 90% of the total national exports.

It is noteworthy that Jordanian industry exports, which reach 142 markets around the world, rose during the first half of the current year 2022, to 3.9 billion dinars, compared to 2.7 billion dinars during the same period last year.


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