KUWAIT, Aug 10: Kuwait’s Finance Minister Barrak Al-Sheetan said on Monday the “government has not taken any decisions that impact the pockets of nationals, their salaries or their rights.”
Speaking to KUNA, he said social media reports of contact made between his ministry and others in June were in relation to suggestions circulated by the Cabinet, which tasked the ministry to coordinate with its counterparts on the matter.
Salaries and incentives were not affected by any means whatsoever in the financial year 2020-2021 draft budget presented by the government to the National Assembly, he underlined.
“The Ministry of Finance had not issued any instructions regarding the estimates of the draft budget for the fiscal year (2021-2022), which will be submitted by various government agencies during the month of September,” he added.
The minister reiterated the position he made during his recent parliamentary grilling, saying he was committed to “not impacting the pockets of nationals, salaries and rights of employees” while applying the government’s plans to stamp out corruption.
He also expressed commitment to the protection of public funds and supporting the local workforce in assuming roles in the running of financial and investment institutions. (KUNA)