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Sale of fireworks prohibited: Municipality DG Tougher penalties eyed for contractors

 KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: The Kuwait Municipality is currently conducting a study on the possibility of imposing tougher penalties on contractors who commit violations during the construction of private houses, as well as commercial, investment and industrial buildings, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Municipality Director General Ahmad Al-Sabeeh.

Meanwhile on the performance of workers in the Municipality, Al-Sabeeh said he is carrying out surprise inspections in the administrations and branches of the Municipality to personally look into the workflow and uncover anomalies. He confirmed many officials were referred for investigation after finding out they have committed violations.

Talking about some projects related to the structural plan of the Municipality, Al-Sabeeh revealed the necessary steps will be taken soon to deter those disrupting national holiday celebrations by selling firecrackers and other prohibited items.

In another development, the Kuwait Foodstuff Merchants and Manufacturers Union has asked the Kuwait Municipality to refrain from mentioning the name of the importing company in case it discovers contaminated food products or those not fit for human consumption, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the union forwarded a letter in this regard to Municipality Director General Ahmad Al-Subaih, who handed it over to his assistant in the Service Affairs Sector to take the necessary legal procedures.

However, sources said Minister Issa Al- Kandari was not informed about the issue. In his letter to Al-Subaih, Chairman of the union Abdullah Al- Baeejan pointed out the importing companies purchase foodstuffs from different countries with the support of the Islamic authorities in those countries; but there is a possibility the contamination happens due to the equipment used or any other waste during manufacturing.

Once the foodstuffs are examined in the laboratory, only then it is discovered if they are suitable or not for human consumption. “Therefore, if the Municipality gets suspicious, it is kindly requested to issue a report that the foodstuff is not appropriate for human consumption to protect the name of the importing company,” Al-Subaih added.

On the other hand, MP Nabil Al-Fadhel submitted questions to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hend Al-Subaih on the recent elections of the Cooperative Societies Union. He asked if these elections were held without any problems or complaints.

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