‘Great opportunity to exchange views’
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23, (KUNA): The government of Kuwait Sunday congratulated the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Saudi people for the Kingdom’s national day, and welcomed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s upcoming visit to Kuwait.
The visit is part of deep-rooted relations between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and would be a great opportunity to exchange views over a host of issues of mutual interest, as well as further cementing cooperation at different levels, Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement after the cabinet meeting.
The meeting was chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The cabinet members were informed about His Highness the Prime Minister’s trip to New York to represent His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the UN General Assembly’s 73rd Session.
His Highness the Prime Minister will be accompanied by Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi. The cabinet, meanwhile, approved a draft law over the right to have access to information with the aim of boostint transparency and fighting corruption, as well as the executive bylaw of the conflict of interest law.
The cabinet assigned several government bodies to tackle water ponds in Sabah Al-Ahmad Area, took note of a KD two million donation from Ali Abdulwahab Al-Mutawa company to buy medicine for cancer patients and approved a draft decree to hold the 3rd term of the 15th legislative session of the parliament on October 30.
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19, (KUNA): Kuwait First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s recovery is “excellent,” Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Wednesday.
Al-Ghanim made the remarks during a short visit to Tashkent to meet Sheikh Nasser who was undergoing recuperation at the Uzbek capital, according to a statement by Al-Dustour news network. “Sheikh Nasser assured us about his health and recovery which has been taking place in an excellent manner, and we hope his recovery ends quickly and he returns to his home,” Al-Ghanim said before departing to Baku, Azerbaijan. Al-Ghanim is accompanied by MPs Dr Mohammad Al-Huwailah and Abdullah Al-Dosari to participate in the 100th anniversary of establishing the Azerbaijan parliament.
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19, (KUNA): Kuwait Municipality announced on Wednesday that it would deport any cleaning worker if caught begging or acting contrary to public order; working at cleaning firms with contracts with the Municiplity. “All companies working in all governorates were informed with these regulations,” Municipality’s Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said in a statement.
Al-Manfouhi added “there will be inspection campaigns next Sunday in cooperation with the quartet committee which inludes joint teams from the Public Authority for Manpower, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Commerce and Industry in addition to Kuwait Municipality.” These measures were designed to reduce widespread begging of cleaner workers that affect Kuwait’s reputation, he said.
Assistant Undersecretary for National and Passport Affairs Maj Gen Faisal Al-Nawaf (MOI) issued a circular granting three months visit visa for expats wives and children on humanitarian grounds and will have positive effect on local market.
The new circular has come into effect on 13th Sep 2018 which came into effect on 16th Sep 2018 where visit visas will be issued for 3 months instead of 1 month. Visit visas for others is valid for only one month.
By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff
Source : Arabtimes
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The latest statistics issued by the Directorate-General of Residence Affairs, which is one of the sectors of the Department of the Nationality and Travel Documents headed by Major- General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf, revealed the total number of expatriates with valid residence in the country is 2,861,380 of whom 2,017,084 are males and 844,296 females.
According to the statistics issued by the Department of Residence, which is headed by Major-General Abdullah Al- Hajri as of Sept 1, 2018, the employees in the government sector or those who hold Article 17, are 107,887 of them 68,537 are male and 39,350 female, as for workers in the private sector the figure is 1,518,711 of whom 1,394,913 are male and 123,798 females.
According to the statistics, the number of domestic workers or those holding the Article 20 work permit is 687,267 with 349,273 male and 337,994 female. The total numbers of those who have a residence permit under Article 22 are 544,048, with 202,295 males and 341,753 females.
The statistics indicate the number of those who hold residence under Article 19 is 346 – 330 male and 16 females, as for those who are under Article 23 is 692 – 545 male and 147 female. On the other hand, a security source estimated the number of violators of the residence law as exceeding 90,000. The source pointed out the Ministry of the Interior is currently considering several options to reduce the number and pointed out among the options is the launch of intensive campaigns to prosecute them and take other measures against their sponsors.
The source expressed the hope that citizens and residents will participate in the pursuit of these segments and not hide or shelter them. The source stressed there are subsequent studies to take action against those who harbor violators of the residence law. The source pointed out that a large segment of the residence law violators are Asians followed by Arab nationalities, especially the Syrians, whose number is estimated to be about 10,000.
Speaking about the largest community in the country, the source said the Indians top the list followed by the Egyptians. Asked if the Interior Ministry would pursue the Syrians, the source said: “Certainly they will be prosecuted, because the situation in their country is no longer an obstacle for their return.”
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 13: Head of Kuwait University’s Faculty Association Dr Ibrahim Al-Hamoud expressed dissatisfaction with the non-payment of financial dues (for teaching in the summer semester) to a group of faculty members by the university administration under the pretext of lack of sufficient funds in the budget to make the payments, reports Al-Anba daily.
He said this reflects the administrative blunders at the university. Dr Al-Hamoud explained that the lack of sufficient funds does not mean anything but misappropriation of funds by the financial management and its agreement to accept the budget without ensuring the availability of a real and practical budget. This means there is a flagrant violation of the financial regulations and the law of the State Audit Bureau
Source: Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 13, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Wednesday the implementation of a plan for safeguarding Husseiniyas’ gatherings during the Islamic calendar month of Muharram, which started Tuesday.
In line with the directives of Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Undersecretary Lieutenant General Essam Al-Naham accompanied by Assistant Undersecretary for Operations Major- General Jamal Al-Sayegh made an inspection tour to several Husseiniyats and condolence places, MoI’s security media department said in a press statement.
Al-Naham conveyed greetings of Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah to the officials responsible for implementing the security plan set for Husseiniyas, the statement added. He inspected all patrols on all roads leading to Husseiniyats, and was briefed on readiness of security personnel for this plan, according to the statement. He thanked those responsible for Husseiniyats for their cooperation and supporting to security personnel. Al-Naham asserted that MoI’s aim is to protect lives and properties, referring citizen’s security is a top priority of the ministry. He urged security personnel to be vigilant and implement firmly and comprehensively the plan.
Finally, he wished Kuwait and the Kuwaiti people everlasting security and safety, under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Sabah.
Source: Arab Times