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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: The Capital Governor Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled called for amending decree No. 125/1992, prohibiting the housing of non-families in private and model houses, and establishing a municipal court to adjudicate its cases, reports Al- Qabas daily. In a letter addressed to the former state minister for municipal affairs, Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled said the proposal is based on the principle of reciprocity of roles and joint cooperation of all government agencies with the aim of providing the best solutions and proposals to address all the challenges, and to activate responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the state’s general policy, and to providing appropriate suggestions.
The governor indicated that this is also aimed to ensure the achievement of the public interest. He said, “In accordance with the provisions of decree No. 81/2014 regarding the governorate system, we present two proposals: The first proposal is for the amendment of the decree-law on the prohibition of the housing of non-families in private and model houses.
According to the amended proposal, some of the provisions contained in the law will be rearranged in terms of taking into account what was included in the decision that prohibited non-families especially non-Kuwaitis from staying in private and model houses.
With the approval of this amendment, the negative effects that are currently threatening the Kuwaiti national identity and causing the suffering of citizens’ privacy will be brought to an end. This is in consideration of the different social customs and traditions associated with Kuwaiti society and the unity of its fabric.
There are other negative impacts caused by this problem such as the rise in the real estate prices and their instability due to the attraction of non- Kuwaiti families who desire the houses of Kuwaitis in order to take advantage of the benefits of the reduced government support for services, which costs the state treasury large sums of money as a result of the exploitation and greed of some real estate owners.
The second proposal states that the Municipal Court shall have an independent headquarters, and shall consist of circuits affiliated with the High Court, and other circuits affiliated with the Court of Appeals, which are exclusively competent for appeals permitted by law, provided that the supervision of these circuits is undertaken by an advisor delegated by the Supreme Judicial Council.