KUWAIT CITY, April 18: “Government will tighten security in the holy month of Ramadan and other religious festivals”, says Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Suleiman Fahad Al-Fahad, adding he has stopped tents mounted to serve as extension of mosques where people pray behind Imams, in collaboration with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and other relevant authorities.
An Interior Ministry statement said Lieutenant General Al-Fahad made the disclosure in his office in Subhan Wednesday at a meeting with his counterparts from the Ministry of Health Dr Khaldi Al-Sahlawi and Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Dr Matar Al-Mutairi.
Other officials at the meeting included the Director General of Kuwait Municipality Engineer Ahmad Al-Manfouhi, Mini-stry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Undersecretary Fareed Emadi, acting Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Musa, acting Director General of Fire Service Major General Khalid Al-Mekrad and several other concerned security officers.
In his opening address, Lieutenant General Al-Fahad said the meeting was called at the instance of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah to liaise with the relevant authority in implementing the ministry’s security vision.
He expressed gratitude and appreciation to concerned authorities for their level of cooperation and coordination with the ministry to implement the vision to preserve security and stability of the country. He said the vision revolves around unified actions and joint effort among authorities to ensure citizens and expatriates feel the concrete effect.
He emphasized the ministry plans to deal decisively with begging during Ramadan. He noted the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, and Public Authority for Manpower will play vital roles in wiping out the phenomenon. He stressed the officials will clearly publicize in the media full data concerning beggars that are arrested. He indicated whoever invited the beggars will be summoned for official procedures and deny them the right of sponsorship thereafter.
He hinted those arrested, including Bedouns, will be placed under security restriction and that only authorized charitable societies and committees will be allowed to collect cash donations inside and outside the mosques.
In addition, he discussed security plan for the upcoming parliamentary elections and expected roles to be played by concerned authorities to promote the image of Kuwait as a civilized and democratic nation. He reaffirmed that the ministry and other authorities will join hands to organize the process.
Meanwhile, undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad Tuesday, May 17 received the Director of Environment Police Depart-ment Lieutenant Colonel Hussain Al-Ajmi and Head of the Technical and Coordination Department Major Abdullah Al-Enezi.
The visitors presented Lieutenant General Al-Fahad with a plaque in appreciation for his support and cooperation with the Environment Police Department.
Lieutenant General Al-Fahad praised the efforts exerted by the Environment Police in maintaining the land and marine environments. He stressed the need to increase the campaigns during the coming period with the cooperation of various authorities and ministries with the aim of protecting the environment and arresting the violators of the environment law.
In addition, Lieutenant General Al-Fahad also received in his office in Ministry of Interior a delegation from the Civil Services Department of Maternity Hospital.
He praised the efforts exerted by the staff of the hospital in serving citizens and expatriates.