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‘Last Thursday’s Parliament session was a big success’ Al-Kandari praises level of cooperation

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: Communications Minister, the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Issa Al- Kandari praised the level of success attained at last Thursday’s parliamentary session, which he stressed, was attributable to positive collaboration between the executive and legislative authorities and their keenness to improve the draft law related to electronic transactions, reports Al- Jarida daily.

He considered the initiative as a project for the entire country and not a project for the parliament or the government. He stressed importance of the law to the institutions of government, as the gateway toward application of the electronic government. In a statement, Al-Kandari said the executive authority represented by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology System will spare no effort in implementing such vital projects efficiently to achieve a specific leap for the government.

He indicated the law is essential to eradicate bureaucracy and would play a part in facilitating transactions, noting the government is serious about passing the law and putting it into practice, because it meets the aspirations of a modern country. He represented electronic transactions as very useful to the Ministry of Municipality that deals with citizens and expatriates. “For this reason, a meeting was held with the director general of Municipality and head of Information Technology System to set strategy to apply the law”, he added.

Affirming the importance of fostering collaboration between the executive and legislative authorities, Al-Kandari required activation of Article 50 of the Constitution that stipulates separation of powers among the three arms of government to enhance cooperation. He also called for the lawmakers to amend their dealings with the ministers beyond escalation and conflict

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