KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: The Committee for Women and Family Affairs declared good news to women who are married to Kuwaitis and divorcees and widows over a solution to their housing problem, pending government’s response to the two proposals submitted to repeal the hike in electricity tariffs and fuel prices amid claims by the parliamentarians that the bill is constitutional and the majority will pass it.
Chairman of the committee Saleh Ashour announced reaching an agreement that cleared all obstacles against the ability of women who are married to Kuwaitis in obtaining KD 70,000 loan— with reference to joint ownership of title deeds. He added Kuwaiti women who are married to non-Kuwaitis will also be entitled to low cost housing allocation. He made the revelation Wednesday after a meeting held in the presence of officials of the Credit Bank and Public Authority for Housing. He noted the committee was able to reach an agreement with the housing authority due to positive disposition of the supervising minister Yasir Abul.
He stated the Kuwaiti women who are married to their compatriots will be able to receive title deeds six months after the allocation. He also said divorcees and widows will now qualify for KD 70,000 housing loan without necessarily having children, but the only outstanding issue here is about women who are married to non-Kuwaitis. He explained a suggestion was made to grant Kuwaiti women married to expatriates loan or consider them in the next housing projects since the government does not have low cost houses ready for them.
By Raed Yousef, Abdul-Rahman Al-Shammari and Abdul-Nasser Al-Aslami Al-Seyassah Staff