Muscat: Lieutenant-General  Malik Bin Sulaiman Al Ma'amari, Inspector General of Police and Customs in Oman, has announced that 10,000 Omanis will be
given employment in the Royal Oman Police (ROP) in response to the Sultan
Qaboos Bin Saeed’s directives to provide 50,000 jobs to Omanis.

Lt-General Al Ma’amari, whose resignation is one of the demands by the
protesters in the country after police firing allegedly killed two people in
Sohar, said that 500 recruits will join the ROP on Sunday from the Sultan
Qaboos Police Academy in Nizwa.

He added that in coordination with the Ministry of Manpower, the ROP has
already completed procedures for recruiting 3, 000 citizens and send them
immediately to the training ROP centres.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, in a
statement to Oman News Agency today (Friday) said that 15, 000 jobs would be
offered to Omanis in the private sector in different disciplines and

He asked jobseekers to register with the regional departments of the ministry
so that arrangements could be made to allocate employment for them.