Oman: Haitham offers more power to regional governors

Issue 1110 - 17 Sep 2020

Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said’s government reshuffle in August won widespread approval for its departure from the previous concentration of power in a small number of people. An important part of the changes Haitham has introduced is the additional powers and responsibilities given to the sultanate’s 11 governorates under Decree 101/2020, which is helping Oman to move away from being a highly centralised state.

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