By Febronia Hanna
The Saudi government is moving fast and steady towards instilling women’s participation in society. The latest of their news is appointing two Saudi women as members of the board of directors of the Tawafa Establishment for South Asian Pilgrims.
Minister of Haj and Umrah, Mohammed Saleh Benten, issued a decree that instantly made Nijoud Haidar Jamal Al-Lail and Hanadi Abdul Qadir Ramadani Mutawwifs. His Deputy Abdul Fattah Sulaiman Mashshat said that the decision was aimed at allowing female Mutawwifs to serve the guests of God.
“This was within the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to increase the women’s participation in all service sectors,” the deputy added. Ramadani will be responsible for general affairs and Al-Lail will be in charge of helping female volunteers.
These women are very familiar with the job as they are both descendants of Mutawwif families. These families have served the pilgrims for decades.