Flood crisis report points to indict certain politicians
KUWAIT CITY, July 7: MP Saleh Ashour said the government is busy this summer as it needs to address several vital issues before the next legislative round starts; the most important of which are the employment issue, high management employment policies, rationalization of expenditures and public funds squandering.
He stressed that the upcoming legislative round will test the ability of the government to present plausible solutions to the financial problems of the State, especially since the National Assembly submitted a recommendation to the government to implement the regulations laid down by the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) and State Audit Bureau (SAB) on the management of the general State budget.
He added the government must also push for the unification of the salary scale, find permanent solution to the issue and sustain employment for the next 10 years. In another development, Chairman of the parliamentary committee tasked to investigate the flood crisis MP Adel Al-Damkhi disclosed that their report contains numerous points to indict certain political figures and governmental officials, but the government is falling behind in implementing the committee’s recommendations.
He warned that the minister of public works will be held accountable if these recommendations are not implemented soon, particularly the development of wastewater networks and infrastructure at Sabah Al-Ahmad City; or else, the flash floods will recur. He clarified the report could be harsh and blunt as it does not lack technical details or supporting documents. He said the committee has had more than 22 meetings since its inception in a bid to produce a comprehensive report that will serve as a roadmap for identifying means of development and correction in this area.
By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff