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‘Taps dry despite paying bills’ ‘Control fish, shrimps prices’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 17: Many citizens complain their taps are not running rapidly after water supply was disconnected to their homes, although they were promised that water would be restored to their houses one and half hours after settling of bills, reports Al-Shahid daily.

The daily quoting sources added the taps are not flowing two days after the citizens have paid their outstanding bills. Meanwhile, despite grace period given by the Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim for settling overdue bills, the electricity was disconnected to many areas in Jahra governorate, including old Jahra, Waha and Rumaithiya on Saturday.

Sources said the power failure was caused by technical hitch. The ministry’s emergency personnel dealt with the problem in a record time and restored electricity to the areas. In another development, head of the Fishermen Union Thaher Al-Souyan has urged the Municipality and the official of Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources at the Fish Market in Sharq area to comply with laws and grant consumers their right to purchase fish and shrimps at reasonable prices, while curbing exploitation and prices hike, reports Al- Anba daily.

Speaking to reporters, Al-Souyan noted the union will be strict with those who try to manipulate prices, and the union has met the assistant undersecretary for supervision in the Ministry of Commerce Abdullah Al- Saqr Al-Anzi and the department’s director of commercial supervision to discuss the issue.

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