Source: Nothing new regarding giving compensations to traders affected by floods in Downtown Amman


Published: 2019-07-07 15:58

Last Updated: 2019-07-07 17:08


An informed source reported on Sunday, July 7, 2019, that the investigation committee set up by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz to compensate the traders and citizens affected by the Downtown floods that occurred on February 28, 2019, has not yet taken any action.

The source said in a statement to Roya that the committee, composed of several parties including the Trade Union, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has not yet taken any decision regarding the compensation of traders affected by the floods, which caused heavy losses.

The report of the neutral technical company, commissioned by PM Razzaz, revealed that a drainage blockage was the direct cause of the floods.

This is not the first time that a government committee has been set up to investigate such an incident. Many committees have not succeeded in redressing those affected.

An official source at GAM said that GAM board's decision issued in February 2019 to exempt traders from vocation and waste license fees for the next two years, has not yet been officially approved.

In April 11, 2019, Amman's Mayor, Yousef Al Shawarbeh had asked GAM's council to approve on the decision and submit it to PM Razzaz for urgent approval, yet Razzaz has not yet submitted the approval.

This means that the exemption decision has not been approved, and has not yet been put into effect.