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Cancellation of debts after death proposed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: MP Saleh Ashour has proposed canceling the loans of Kuwaitis upon their death to ease the financial burdens of their children or closest kin. In the explanatory note of the bill, the MP pointed out that the State frequently grants financial aid to other countries around the world and occasionally cancels the loans of citizens.

Some citizens have a lot of financial obligations such as housing loans, social security deductions and other debts which their children, parents or spouses must pay once they die; thereby, increasing the latter’s financial obligations. Therefore, the loans of citizens should be cancelled upon their death, he added.

Meanwhile, MP Safaa Al-Hashem submitted three proposals regarding the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), Kuwait Municipality, and Ministry of Commerce and Industry. She proposed disclosure of information about any individual proven to have violated the regulations of these institutions, indicating her proposals are aimed at ensuring strict compliance with the regulations. She proposed obligating the PAAAFR to disclose the name and type of offense of any individual who received an agricultural lot and violated the terms, regulations or laws of the authority in at least two daily newspapers within 15 days of issuing citation for the violation.

In her other proposals, Al-Hashem said the Municipality and Ministry of Commerce and Industry should take the same steps if an individual violates terms, regulations or laws on commercial licenses.

On the other hand, MP Salah Khorshed submitted a proposal to open branches of the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) in the evening. He said many Kuwaitis cannot process their social security paperwork and other related transactions due to the nature of their work; hence, the need for PIFSS branches to open in the evening.

He also proposed the establishment of new branches of the Public Authority for Handicapped Affairs (PAHA) in every governorate. He argued that the government is obligated to take care of the handicapped and since it is keen on providing them with the best quality of life, the authority must have a branch in each governorate to better serve these people.

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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