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Kuwait population likely to hit 4 million by March – officials Minister urges Municipal employees to better serve the public

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: Municipality officials affiliated to housing affairs disclosed that Kuwait’s population attained 2.6 percent growth and will most likely hit 4 million by March, adding 3, 965,022 people were registered in the census conducted at the end of December 2013 compared to 3,824,000 recorded as of December 2012. In a statement, the officials pointed out that the Kuwaiti population in recent years was 1,242,490, with the expatriate population being 2,722,028. He indicated Kuwaitis formed 32 percent of the entire, according to statistics of the Public Authority of Civil Information (PACI), while the highest population growth rate was recorded in 1994 with 11.2 percent compared to the end of 1993, and the population has since declined.

As regards housing requirements and needs, the source warned that “the new cities announced by the Kuwait Municipality such as, Harir town, Sabiyyah, Mitlaa’, North Mitlaa’ and Wafra will not see the light anytime soon, because the concerned authority has not officially announced the projects. Nonetheless, the concerned authority must replace the “new cities” with “new areas” to be able to implement the plans smoothly.

KUWAIT CITY: To counter the public outcry against the laxity among the employees of the Kuwait Municipality, Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Eissa Al-Kanderi issued a memo Saturday urging these employees to execute their duties with earnestness and dedication to the public’s interests. Al-Kanderi, who is also Minister of Communications, told Municipality employees in his memo that the public was disgruntled by their inadequate work and unfriendly attitude, stressing that all employees would be held accountable for poor conduct with the public.

He urged the employees not to be tethered to their desks but to take the initiative on their own to go out to an inspection site or a field tour and examine any violations in person, promising that those who carry out their work diligently would be rewarded and those who do not would be severely reprimanded. He further asked the employees in the memo to have respect for public property and not to violate in that regard the articles of the Constitution


By: Abdulnasser Al-Aslami Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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