A delegation at the office of “Azm Wa Saada” association
 
A workshop on "Urban Poverty" has been held in Rashid Karami Cultural Centre
 
Meeting about the national strategy for women in Lebanon
 
A fishermen delegation has visited El-Mina Municipality
A delegation at the office of “Azm Wa Saada” association
A delegation including Dr. Mohamed Issa, President of El-Mina Municipality and a number of council members has visited the offices of “Azm Wa Saada” association in Al-Masaref Street, where they were welcomed by Dr. Abdel Ilah Mikati, General Supervisor of “Azm Wa Saada” association. During the meeting, they discussed public affairs and prospects of cooperation between El-Mina Municipality and “Azm Wa Saada” association. Dr. Issa thanked the “Azm Wa Saada” association and the General Supervisor Dr. Abdel Ilah Mikati for the generous initiative to assure enlightening of El-Mina streets of during the holy month of Ramadan, through purchasing two generators for electric power in order to assure general lighting of the west region of the cornice and the region between the Prime Minister Rafik Hariri Square and the region of Dawar el-Saa'a. “Azm Wa Saada” association has always presented such initiatives which reflect the desire of PM Najib Mikati to develop the country and consolidate the cooperation between the municipality and the civil society. In this occasion, the participants thanked PM Mikati and the association which is named After Azmi and Soad, may their souls rest in peace. One should also note that the association initiative aiming at lighting streets and quarters of El Mina has been welcomed and appreciated by El-Mina citizens. Moreover, the participants have pointed out the positive reaction of the generators owners toward the initiative and their efforts to assure electrical power to enlighten streets after “Azm Wa Saada” association provided all the necessary equipments, cables, lamps and accessories.

17 November 2012
A workshop on "urban poverty" has been held in Rashid Karami Cultural Centre
A workshop on "urban poverty" has been held in Rashid Karami Cultural Centre (known previously under the name of Nawfal Palace) under the sponsorship of Dr. Nader Ghazal, President of the Urban Community of Al-Fayhaa and President of Tripoli Municipality, and in cooperation with the Arab Institute for Urban Development and ESCWA. Moreover another workshop on "new methodology for measuring urban poverty" has been held in Rashid Karami Cultural Centre in the presence of Dr. Mohammed Issa, President of El-Mina Municipality; Dr. Osman Nur al-Hassan, the responsible of Arab Institute for urban Development; Adib Nehmeh from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA); Tawfiq Debussy, Secretary General of the Federation of Lebanese Chambers and the treasurer of Commerce and Agriculture Chamber in North Lebanon; Dima el-Homsi, President of the Union, and many members of the municipal council such as Ammar Kabara, Mohamed Chamsin, Omar al-Hoz and a crowd of presidents of active associations and social bodies in Tripoli City.

17 November 2012
Meeting about the national strategy for women in Lebanon
Pursuant to the invitation of El-Mina Municipality and Development Services Center, a meeting has been held in the conference room at El-Mina Municipality to discuss the national strategy for women in Lebanon. The meeting was attended by Ambassador Dr. Mohammed Issa, President of El-Mina Municipality and George Jallad, Vice President of Tripoli Municipality and a crowd of Women's associations and Civil Committees presidents. Ghassan Haddad, the President of Development Services Centre welcomed the participants and hoped that the discussions and suggestions will be fruitful and will enrich the national strategy project aiming at empowering women in Lebanon. Dr. Mohammed Issa, President of El-Mina Municipality said during speech he gave: "At a certain period, women have no right and were very weak. Men, whether oriental or occidental, treated them as a product that he can use as they want. This treatment may be resulted from taking the strength as a standard to measure the human capacities; therefore, men have more power especially because they are stronger than women.

13 November 2012
A fishermen delegation has visited El-Mina Municipality
A fishermen delegation including the Fishermen Union or Cooperative President Ismail Akra and the President of the Fishermen Cooperative Ahmed Akra has visited el-Mina Municipality where it has been received by the Ambassador Dr. Mohammed Issa, President of El-Mina Municipality and, Salah Sidawi, member of the Municipal Council. The meeting discussed the decisions of the Ministry of Agriculture which prevented fishing activity for a duration of three months in order to preserve fish spoilage and discussed as well the fishermen's position in this regard. Dr. Issa pointed out the importance of developing El-Mina fishermen position in this regard and alerted them to the necessity of joining the Union in order to have a clear position at the legal level and therefore to be able to benefit from the compensations to be presented by the ministry. In addition, he assured the fact that the municipality is concerned about the position of the fishermen especially that they constitute a large group of el-Mina citizens who had a historical close relationship with the sea.

12 November 2012
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