New Bahraini Housing Minister, Dr. Majeed Al Alawi, said in local interviews Saturday that he aims to tackle the housing crisis currently hitting the island country.
Without disclosing details, Al Alawi announced in an an interview with Bahraini newspapers his hope of resolving the housing problem through ” the support of the political leadership, efforts of our brothers and sisters in the Housing Ministry and the cooperation from our colleagues in the House of Representatives and the Shura.”
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al- Khalifa sacked four ministers Saturday, in an attempt that is being seen by observers as a gesture of goodwill during protests that are currently being witnessed throughout the country.
Issuing Royal Decree 14 for 2011, the ministries affected were Cabinet Affairs, Housing, Health and Electricity.
Al Alawi expressed his pride over the trust placed in him by the King on his new office and his ability to receive “this great responsility, which is one of the most important economical and living issue that has a direct social impact,” according to state news agency BNA.
According to BNA, Al Alawi added “Housing and work, both of which make the citizen proud of belonging to this land and feels part of the community. Budget, plans and ideas are enough to resolve the housing file.”