KUWAIT CITY, Aug 21: Director General of Public Relations and Security Media at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash affirmed that series of inspection visits by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah to the General Department of Citizenship and Travel Documents signify a defining moment for employees. Brigadier Al-Hashash revealed that the visits encourage the staff to boost up the spirit of team work in providing better service to citizens, indicating the employees will put in place all facilities needed to deal with various kinds of humanitarian issues by prioritizing transactions.
He declared the minister on his last visit drew the roadmap to overcome obstacles and acquiring all requisites for success. He said “it is all about creating an enabling atmosphere to end the problems associated with late passports, and the minister has made it clear that nothing should delay issuance of passports, because serving Kuwaitis and ensuring their comfort is a responsibility”. He stressed the Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Fahad Al-Fahad has been following up procedures to fulfill all needs accordingly.
He assured that late requests for issuance or renewal of passports have been dealt with, noting thousands of passports are ready in the department but their owners have yet to collect them. He reiterated that new applications will be completed within five days or less, urging citizens to desist from waiting until the last minute before checking the validity of their passports to avoid disappointment and pressure while traveling.
Suspicious docus: Forty-five expatriates are working at the Kuwait University and private universities although they hold suspicious academic certificates which are not even approved by the competent authority in the country, reports Al-Shahed daily. The sources said the appointments of these academicians were also suspicious because the source and specialization of the certificates were not checked, adding some of them hold PhD although their qualification does not tally with the time factor. The sources noted the appointments look dubious because of the low salaries received by them and the ease with which their services can be terminated if need be.
606 files referred: The Interior Ministry said the files of 606 companies have been referred to the Public Prosecutor for trafficking in residence permits, reports Annahar daily. The daily added, 1,400 fake companies have also been referred to the Prosecution for the same reason. Meanwhile, an official at the Public Authority for Manpower said it cooperates and coordinates efforts with the Ministry of the Interior to combat visa traders.