Zain Al-Abdeen Khaled
MADINAH – The Chairman of the Madinah Municipal Council Salah Al-Radadi said the council’s members have reviewed and endorsed a proposal made by council member Abdul Mohsen Al-Hejaili on setting up a youth council to accommodate the city’s youth groups and address their concerns.
The proposal suggests that young men be selected from the zone of every branch of the city’s municipalities to raise ideas and opinions about the needs of the youth who live within the zone’s boundaries. The proposal also suggests that the youth in these zones supervise and oversee the playgrounds set up by the mayoralty and take part in all of the mayoralty’s programs.
Al-Radadi said the proposal, which is still being studied by a newly-formed team led by Al-Hejaili, also supports the recommendations made by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calling for the formation of a municipal council for under-21 youth. The youth council will exercise its activities under the umbrella and supervision of the Madinah Municipal Council.
Meanwhile, Al-Radadi said the council suggested that the Madinah-Taif road be linked to the Taif express road as it will boost tourism in the Kingdom’s summer resort. Council members also proposed the construction of new roads in all four directions leading to the Prophet’s Mosque to ease the flow of traffic particularly in the Central Area.
The council’s members also congratulated the Mayor of Madinah Khaled Taher for his recent appointment.