Hundreds swept the street last night in confusion after the Privatisation Department was officially sold. The controversial department was sold after years of continuous protests and demands for its cancellation, the government finally yielded to those demands and sold the department successfully to an Arab investor.
An official in the Jordan Investment Board stated that selling the department opens up great prospects for the country, since Jordan has consistently proved to be a country where there really are no limits for investment and where “nothing is beyond the grasp of investors”. The investor thanked the Kingdom of Jordan very warmly, since the process which usually took eons in bureaucratic red tape was officially done in the space of half an hour and on Skype. The investor – whose name was undisclosed – maintained that Jordan offers the investing market strong and impressive departments and organizations; they also added that they would have paid double the price for the department which was responsible for some of the best deals – crowned by the cheapest prices – the country has witnessed.
Public opinion and a number of political parties did not view the deal positively, however. Some even accused the government of taking an irresponsible step, since there were still many successful departments yet to be sold, which leaves the fate of the country in obscurity.
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