Royal initiative for supporting local communities launched

Royal Court Secretary General Yousef Issawi on Saturday attended a ceremony to launch a Royal initiative supporting local communities in Madaba and Balqa, in the presence of Minister of Social Development Wajih Azaizeh, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Issawi, who also heads the committee to follow up on Royal initiatives, said that the initiative aims to improve the livelihood of underprivileged families by enabling them to have their own income generating projects, which contribute to effectively alleviating poverty.

The initiative will be implemented in partnership with 17 societies and local community commissions. Some 3,020 people have benefitted from previous initiatives in other governorates, establishing their own agriculture, water harvesting or energy enterprises, Jordan River Foundation Director General Enaam Barrishi said.