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Govt must stick to Kuwaitization – MP

Khalil Al-Saleh

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Chairman of the parliamentary Replacement and Employment Committee MP Khalil Al-Saleh has warned against the non-application of the Kuwaitization policy in ministries and other government bodies, reports Al-Rai daily.

In a press statement, Al-Saleh urged the ministers not to depend on expatriate consultants in laying down employment strategies which are not in favor of the Kuwaitization policy in the governmental sector.

He called on the government to cooperate with the committee in closing this file and to stop the appointment of expatriates in the governmental sector.

He said any minister who does not implement the policy or appoints expatriates under special contracts should get ready for interpellation, stressing that Kuwaitis’ jobs are considered a red line and nonnegotiable. He also announced his plan to submit a proposal on granting petrol at a lower price to students in Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) like their counterparts in developed countries such as Britain. He said this is one way of supporting the students.

Meanwhile, in another development, several people who attended the seminar which was organized under the title ‘The Farce of Al- Durra’ shows the reasons behind the delay in work of the company and inability to fully carry out the tasks entrusted to it lies in the lack of seriousness in addressing the domestic labor recruitment file in a correct and integrated manner, reports Al-Anba daily.

The seminar was organized by Dr Mohammad Fahd Al- Haras in his office in Al-Rehab in the presence of former MP Kamel Al-Awadhi. Dr Mohammad Fahd Al- Haras said the problem is the Al-Durra has jumped from its social platform into politics.

This company was established by law and approved by the government and ratified by the Amiri decree. Although the company started in early 2017, it could not begin work until October of this year, which reveals the extent of corruption as a result of which people have been victimized, Al-Haras added.

Dr Al-Haras said MP Safa’a Al-Hashem has requested cancellation of the company, and therefore it is not right to remain silent. He pointed out that what happens in universities and private hospitals is the same as in the case of employment.

The former MP Kamel Al- Awadhi said the problem of Indian maids shall be solved over the next few days following an agreement with the company to make available the Indian maid for 500 dinars instead of the earlier price of 950 dinars, following efforts exerted by the Minister of Commerce and Industry to fix the price. There are attempts to drop the price of recruiting Filipino maids from KD 1,400 and KD 1,500 to KD 800.

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