May 03 2012
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King tours Irbid districts
AMMAN -- Notables and residents of Taibeh and Wasatiyeh districts on Thursday said His Majesty King Abdullah's constitutional authorities are the guarantees to all Jordanians.
King Abdullah paid a visit to the two districts to the west of Irbid, during which he met with their leaders and grass-roots who delivered addresses welcoming the King and pledging allegiance to the Hashemite Throne, according to a Royal Court statement.
They also voiced support for the provisions of the national reform project, which features wide political reforms leading to parliamentary governments.
He stressed that reforms should restore their dignity and freedom away from the grip of the people who practise "monopoly and corruption".
Maqableh highlighted several demands of the district, including establishing a hospital, income-generating schemes, sports clubs and societies, in addition to renovating schools and roads and addressing water problems, according to the statement.
In Wasatiyeh District, Senator Mohammad Azzam, a tribal leader of the Azzam tribe, said: "What some say about limiting the powers of the King is rejected by theory and principle," adding that protests seen in the Kingdom's streets are "positive" movements that serve the country's interests.
Former deputy, Mahmoud Mheidat, echoed the same sentiments, adding that "no one would argue about the legitimacy of the King's rule, but the differences are in the implemented programmes".
King Abdullah met residents in both areas over a lunch banquet and chatted with them over issues of concern, including the developmental challenges they face, according to the Royal Court statement.
© Jordan Times 2012
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