has a new mayor. Dr. Abdullah Yahya Al-Muallemi, who is a member of
the Shoura Council, was named by a royal decree yesterday as the new
mayor. Dr. Muallemi was a member of Riyadh’s Provincial Council
before taking his new position in Jeddah. Former acting Mayor, Dr.
Abdul Fatah Fuad has been appointed as the director general of the
The Governor of
Makkah Region Prince Abdul Majeed commented, during a press conference
at the Umrah Services Exhibition which he opened yesterday, on the new
appointment. “We know Dr. Muallemi as a good and hard working man,
and I am confident that he will work hard for the sake of the city,”
said Prince Abdul Majeed.
Dr. Muallemi is the
fourth mayor for Jeddah after Dr. Nazeeh Naseef who was relieved of
his position last October. As for Dr. Abdul Fatah, the governor said
that the former acting mayor had asked to be appointed to his new
position. “Dr. Abdul Fatah insisted that he be shifted to the Sewage
Department saying that it is his field,” said the governor.
“We all trust Dr.
Abdul Fatah and we know how good his work will be,” added the
governor. Prince Abdul Majeed said that there are three main issues
that must be solved immediately, the sewage water problem, the floods,
and the ground water.