New Bahrain ministers take oath in reshuffle
Manama, February 27, 2011
His Majesty King Hamad has issued a Royal decree reshuffling the Cabinet in Bahrain.
Dr Majeed Al Alawi and Dr Abdulhussain Mirza have been appointed ministers of housing and energy respectively.
Dr Nazar Al Baharna takes over as health minister while Jameel Humaidan has been appointed the labour minister in the new-look government. His Majesty also appointed Kamal Ahmed as Cabinet affairs minister, while Dr Mirza will also be in charge of oil, electricity and water affairs.
His Majesty received at Al Safriya Palace the new ministers who took their oath. Present were His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander.
His Majesty congratulated them on their appointment, wishing them success in assuming national responsibility and serving the citizens and country.
'The march of development and reform momentum is continuing unabated, armed with a strong will and a high morale, and in co-operation with all sections of the Bahraini people,' he said.
His Majesty also urged teamwork to upgrade services and improve living standards, citing health facilities, housing projects and educational schemes. He also stressed the need to boost state revenues, protect public money and promote productivity, underscoring the importance of co-operation and co-ordination between the executive, legislature and judiciary to ensure more progress.
His Majesty paid tribute to the outgoing ministers, lauding their efforts in serving the nation and citizens.-TradeArabia News Service