Tourism Minister Lina Annab and Education Minister Azmi Mahmoud Mahafaza resigned on Thursday from the Jordanian government in the wake of the Dead Sea disaster.
Minister Lina Annab announced on her official Twitter page that she had resigned from her position in the government headed by Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz.
“In the general political climate and the painful situation of our beloved homeland, I resigned today from my position in the government,” she said.
Her resignation came on the heels of demands during a parliamentary supervisory session on Tuesday seeking confidence in the Minister of Education Azmi Mahafaza.
Floods swept through the Dead Sea in Jordan last week, causing many deaths, including that of students on a school trip.
It has not yet been announced whether the Jordanian Prime Minister, Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, had accepted the resignations or not.
Jordanian PM says govt takes full responsibility for Dead Sea flood casualtiesJordan’s Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz said the government takes full moral and managerial responsibility for the Dead Sea flood, which caused ... Middle East
King Abdullah calls for report to determine responsibility for Dead Sea tragedyKing Abdullah II of Jordan, said that the Dead Sea flood incident “was a great tragedy that hurt all of us as Jordanians, God bless the dead and ... Middle East
Jordan opens probe into deadly school trip to Dead SeaJordan’s Ministry of Education opened an investigation on the tragic incident that saw at least 21 people killed, mostly school children in ... Middle East
Jordan’s King Abdullah expresses grief over those killed in Dead Sea floodsSpeaking on the tragic flood that left at least 20 people dead near the Dead Sea, King Abdullah II of Jordan said “my grief is great and deep, ... Middle East