Muscat: As part of the Royal attention that His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik accords to the issue of employment of job seekers, considered among the top priorities of the government’s action, His Majesty the Sultan presided over a meeting of the Supervisory Committee of the National Employment Programme (NEP) at Al Barakah Palace on Monday.
His Majesty the Sultan reviewed major challenges to the job seekers’ employment file. He studied an analysis of the current labour market situation, related factors and indicators and the efforts exerted by the government in this respect.
During the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan looked into the plans of the NEP, its method of functioning and the objectives of the programme in the next stage.
His Majesty the Sultan also reviewed the progress made in the employment programme through a set of initiatives made to provide jobs for job seekers in government sectors (civil as well as military sectors) and in the private sector.
His Majesty the Sultan gave directives to combine the efforts of all government and private parties in their endeavours to support the NEP and empower it. The aim is to accelerate full study of the challenges facing employment and draft more comprehensive plans and programmes for generating employment for job seekers in a sustainable manner that fits with approaches of Oman Vision 2040.
His Majesty the Sultan pledged to accord his Royal attention to the National Employment Programme. He affirmed that he will maintain close follow-up of the NEP to ensure it yields the desired outcome.
The meeting was attended by members of the Supervisory Committee of the National Employment Programme and the Head of the Private Office.
May the Almighty Allah protect His Majesty the Sultan and guard him as a source of inspiration, progress and prosperity for Oman and its noble people! --ONA