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8 tons of expired foodstuff seized, store shut – 146 citations issued by Municipality

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: The Emergency Team of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Municipality embarked on an inspection campaign at Al-Qurain Markets which resulted in confiscation of 8 tons and 267 kilograms of expired food items from a warehouse and the administrative closure of the warehouse, as well as issuance of 16 citations, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Director of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Municipality Eng. Samiya Al-Enezi said, “The municipality inspectors of the governorate are always efficient and effective in carrying out their duties. They usually take necessary legal steps as soon as they detect violations. Plans are afoot to intensify inspection across the governorate.”

Meanwhile, officials from the Encroachment Demolition Department of Capital Municipality carried out several field campaigns in some shops, restaurants and buildings in Jaber Al-Ahmad, Qibla, Shuwaikh Industrial Area and Mubarakiya areas to ensure adherence to the Municipality regulations. The inspections led to issuance of 146 citations.

Head of the department Eng. Abdullah Jaber highlighted the citations issued during the campaigns. He explained that 134 citations were issued for violating public hygiene and planting rules in line with Law No. 9/1987. Also, 12 citations were issued against violating billboards and shops. The officials issued six warnings against some buildings. One of these buildings was detected to be built contrary to the plan. In addition, five work suspension orders were issued at some construction sites.

The driver of a car exposed the lives of other motorists to danger when he closed the road and drove in the opposite direction of the traffic, says Al-Seyassah.  In a video clip of the incident that went viral on social media, the driver was seen performing stunts after closing the way for incoming cars. The incident happened in Jahra opposite Al Oyoun area. It is reported that the location has become a regular spot for those who perform stunts. Security authorities have launched investigations to find and arrest the suspect.

Indian betrays trust: Police are looking for an Indian expatriate against whom a case of trust betrayal was filed by a Kuwaiti citizen, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a security source, the citizen lodged a complaint with Nugra Police Station, informing securitymen that he gave the Indian KD 4,000 to deposit in his bank account but the latter kept the money for his personal use and disappeared.

Testing fruits, vegetables: Kuwait Municipality’s Deputy Director General for Services Khalaf Al-Mutairi said the Food Safety Committee scheduled a meeting to deliberate on the appropriate mechanism for the activities of Food Test Laboratory affiliated to Food and Nutrition Authority at the Fruit and Vegetable Market in Sulaibiya, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Al-Mutairi noted the laboratory is currently unable to accommodate samples of fruits and vegetables imported to Kuwait, besides the fact that the laboratory doesn’t operate evening shift at week days and public holidays. This is the reason the tests results are not released on time, while some of them take more than five days within which the imported products may have rotten, he said.

He stressed the Municipality, during the meeting, will consider the possibility of testing vegetables openly and collect samples of imported products as a precautionary measure to avoid exposure of fresh fruits and vegetables to decay. He reiterated the Municipality’s readiness to present clearance certificate for fruits and vegetables free of pesticides to ensure their smooth entry to the country.

Traffic crackdown: The General Traffic Department launched several campaigns recently targeting those violating traffic regulations, resulting in the arrest of a number of motorists, issuance of traffic citations and confiscation of many vehicles used for performing stunts on the road.

In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media Department in the Interior Ministry affirmed the continuation of such campaigns to ensure strict compliance with traffic regulations and to guarantee the safety of all road users.

Daughter accused: A Kuwaiti citizen accused his 18-year old daughter of damaging the flooring of his house several times using chemical substances, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to security sources, the citizen, consumed with frustration over his daughter’s behavior, went to Hawally Police Station and filed a case against his daughter for damaging the flooring of his house using chemicals. Necessary steps were taken by securitymen to summon the girl for questioning.

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