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Cabinet continues preparations for Assembly poll

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: The Cabinet, during its weekly meeting at Al-Saif Palace on Monday, adopted a number of decisions to set the stage for the parliamentary elections, slated for September 29. The meeting, chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Sabah, recalled the Sovereign Speech of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah expressing a sincere desire to empower the people of Kuwait to have a final say on correction of the political course. The Sovereign Speech, delivered on behalf of His Highness the Amir by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on June 22, charted a roadmap for realizing the aspirations of the people of choosing their true representatives, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Mohammad Abdullatif Al-Fares said a press release following the meeting.

HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad chairs Monday’s Cabinet meeting.

Acting on the Sovereign Speech, the instructions of His Highness the Prime Minister, and yesterday’s Cabinet Decree 147 (2022) on the parliamentary elections, the Cabinet decided to suspend work at all government bodies on Thursday, September 29, declaring it a day off. The Cabinet accepted the resignation of Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Urban Development, and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Issa Ahmad Al-Kanderi for his desire to stand for elections. It assigned Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Mohammad Abdullatif Al- Fares, as Acting Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs.

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The Cabinet also assigned Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of State for Communications and IT Affairs Dr. Rana Al-Fares, as Acting Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Urban Development. On the development projects, the Cabinet reviewed the recommendations of the ministerial committee overseeing the mega projects, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Khaled Al- Ahmad Al-Sabah. The recommendations of committee deal with the vision of the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) for utilizing the industrial plots of land in a way that could best service the national interests and the national economy. The Cabinet asked the committee to pursue its effort and report to the Cabinet within six months on the progress of the process.

The committee also presented recommendations on the project to establish a heritage village on Abdullah Al-Ahmad St. and the Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Works and Kuwait Municipality, with working together on this project. Regarding Kuwait Offset Program, the Cabinet members reviewed the recommendations of the committee on economic affairs, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Mohammad Abdullatif Al-Fares. They were also briefed on the report of Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) in this regard and tasked the government bodies to work out technical specifications that could service as points of reference in gauging their performance under the Offset Program.

The Cabinet was briefed on the youth, health and educational committee’s recommendation on the report submitted by the National Bureau for Academic Accreditation & Education Quality Assurance (NBAQ on setting a common vision amongst the government bodies interested in varying education outputs within the formwork of labor market needs. The Cabinet decided to form a ministerial committee headed by Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Ali Fahd Al-Mudhaf to look into all topics related to education outputs, supervise efforts of the government bodied to make a connection between these outputs and labor market as well as other issues. The Cabinet discussed the committee’s recommendation on developing school management of general education phases.

In this regard, the Cabinet was briefed on the presentation submitted Al-Mudhaf on a project aiming to develop a new interactive educational system, curricula and educational methods approved globally. The project also seeks to expand benefit from the capabilities provided by the STEM program, under the umbrella of the Ministry. This system will gradually begin according to the educational stages of boys and girls schools for the kindergarten and primary stages. , (KUNA)

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