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Cleaning drive in schools, bird market – Govt blames contractors for project loss

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 25: General Sanitation and Road Works Department at the Capital Municipality in a recent campaign cleaned up 15 yards and 13 parking lots of the schools, reports Al-Qabas daily. Director General of Sanitation and Road Works Meshal Al-Azmi stressed the importance of cleanliness and the need to promote awareness in that regard. For her part, acting supervisor for sanitation Sara Al-Hamad said Al- Rai Cleaning Center embarked on a field trip to the bird and fodder market to remove encroachments on State property. It also issued warning letters to the shop owners against displaying their commodities in front of shops, she noted.

Contractors blamed: The government of Kuwait has blamed the contractors for using inferior quality material in the construction of three water storage tanks in Subbiya as a result of which the project cost millions of dinars to the State Budget, reports Al- Shahed daily. According to reliable sources, the concrete mixture was of low quality and moreover, the signature of the supervisory body on the document is forged. The low quality of the product was discovered when the concrete was examined in the Kuwait University laboratory. It showed the contractors had failed to meet certain specifications.

Penalty pledged: The Prisons Security Department affiliated to General Department for Penitentiaries has arrested a female employee in the women’s sector who has been identif ed only as M.B.H for attempting to smuggle cell phones and cigarettes to an inmate, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, the General Department for Public Relations and Security Media at the Ministry of Interior said the Penitentiaries and Sentences Enforcement Department will punish those who attempt to smuggle contraband or any electronic items into the prison facility. The statement added, everyone is subjected to body search when entering sensitive areas inside the prison.

False allegations: A Bedoun man in his 30s filed a theft case against his four brother-in-laws, accusing them of assaulting him and stealing his money. However, it was later discovered that allegations were false and the case was filed out of revenge. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the Public Relation and Media Security Department explained that a Bedoun man went to Saad Al- Abdullah Police Station and informed securitymen that his wife’s four brothers assaulted him in Saad Al-Abdullah area due to which he sustained injuries on his head and faces and bruises throughout his body. He also accused them of stealing KD 3,000 from his vehicle. A case was filed. However, when securitymen conducted investigations, they discovered that the allegation of theft of KD 3,000 was false. The Bedoun man was summoned for questioning and necessary action will be taken accordingly.

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