Saturday, 04 December 2021 01:57 GMT

Oman- 77% voting in OCCI election five win in Muscat governorate


(MENAFN- Muscat Daily) Muscat- The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) election held on Sunday saw 77 per cent voter turnout.

Winners from Muscat governorate are Eng Redha bin Juma bin Mohammed Ali al Saleh, Rashid bin Amer bin Mohammed al Maslahi, Qais bin Mohammed bin Musa al Yousef, Ali bin Hamdan bin Hassan al Ajmi and Ahmed bin Abdul Karim bin Hussein al Hooti.

Of the 23,505 eligible to vote in the election, 18,043 cast their votes across the country. A total of 75 winners were elected from across the country.

Several enterprise owners and their representatives voted to elect the new board for OCCI as well as the boards of directors of the branches for 2018-22.

OCCI headquarters board comprises five members from Muscat, in addition to the heads of ten boards of OCCI branches in other governorates. An OCCI branch board has seven members. H E Eng Ahmed bin Hassan al Dheeb, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and head of the OCCI Election Committee earlier said that voting to choose the OCCI Board of Directors was done electronically.

He affirmed that the election process went as planned by the committee. 'Candidates have seven days to submit their appeals after which the committee will announce the final lists. Each OCCI branch board will hold a meeting to elect the head and deputy chief after which ten heads of the branches and the Governorate of Muscat members will meet to elect the OCCI chairman,' H E Eng Dheeb said.

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