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Al-Awadhi suggests putting PACA under National Assembly jurisdiction

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26, (Agencies): MP Kamel Al-Awadhi has suggested putting the Public Anti-Corruption Authority (PACA) under the jurisdiction of the National Assembly like the State Audit Bureau, claiming the government failed to match the efforts exerted by its legislative counterpart in terms of approving laws, reports Al-Qabas daily. In an interview with the daily, Al-Awadhi said four ministers should leave as fast as possible, while demanding for the issuance of the executive bylaws for the laws on domestic workers and health insurance for citizens.

Asked about his expectations regarding the legislative achievements in the coming year, the lawmaker disclosed he is preparing a draft law for the benefit of a large group of citizens and he will announce it later. He hopes the government matches the Parliament’s speed in enacting laws aimed at improving the lives of citizens. He pointed out that working in parallel with the Parliament’s achievements in the ratification of draft laws depends on State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Al-Abdullah who should quickly issue the executive bylaws for the abovementioned laws. He believes the minister has the ability to accomplish such a task, as he showed efficiency in organizing the inauguration ceremony for Jaber Stadium recently.

On the current population structure of the country, Al-Awadhi voiced objection to any action against the expatriates. He argued the solution is more effective if citizens are encouraged not to employ expatriates proven to have violated the Residency Law. He said it is uncivilized to raid accommodations; hence, the need to activate the role of the tripartite committee tasked to monitor expatriates in order to arrest those who violated the Residency Law.

Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee at the National Assembly MP Abdullah Al-Mayouf has confirmed that the committee will finalize its report regarding the parliamentary proposals on the privatization of sports clubs within three months and then refer it to the Assembly to pave way for the approval of the privatization draft law to rectify the sports situation in the country, reports Al-Qabas daily. Alleging that some parties do not want to correct loopholes in the sports sector, Al-Mayouf reiterated the committee is keen on finalizing talks on the issue in a bid to push for the approval of the proposed privatization of sports clubs. He asserted this bill is among the priorities of the Assembly in the current legislative term.

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