of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd yesterday endorsed the appointment
of new advisory council members for the Kingdom’s 13 regions.
The members, proposed by Interior
Minister Prince Naif, are appointed for a four-year term.
King Fahd established the regional
councils in 1993 as part of his political and administrative reforms
that also saw the formation of the consultative Shoura Council.
The Shoura Council as well as the
regional councils give the Saudis greater say in running the
country’s affairs. Their members represent the brass of society
including technocrats, academics, economists and businessmen.
The Council for the Riyadh Region
includes prominent personalities like Muhammad ibn Abdullah Al-Adwan,
Dr. Othman ibn Muhammad Al-Omar, Abdurrahman ibn Abdullah Al-Mazrue
and Ahmad ibn Hamad Al-Mazyed.
The Makkah council includes prominent
businessmen like Walid ibn Ahmad Al-Juffali, Abdullah ibn Ahmad Zainal,
Marae ibn Muhammad Bin Mahfouz and Adel ibn Abdullah Al-Kaaki.
The Madinah Council comprises
well-known names like Dr. Adel ibn Ahmad Bushnak, Dr. Khaleel ibn
Abdul Fattah Kurdi and Abdul Qader ibn Othman Hafez.
The council for the Eastern Province
includes Bakr ibn Ahmad Baghdadi, Khaled ibn Suleiman Al-Olayan, Abdul
Aziz ibn Rashid Al-Rashid, Ali ibn Ibrahim Al-Majdoue, Abdul Aziz ibn
Ali Kanoo and Ali ibn Hussein Al-Mulla.
Among the Asir council members are
Ibrahim ibn Abdullah Al-Ghammaz, Saleh ibn Hussein Qadah, Mansour ibn
Abdul Rahman Al-Qahtani, Abdullah ibn Ali Aseery, and Dr. Saeed Obeid.