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Interior officials take ‘advice’ from Sheikh Khaled to disclose financial assets – Move to comply with anti-corruption law

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: The Interior Ministry leadership took heed of the directive of Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah to disclose their financial assets in compliance with the Anti-Corruption Law, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources.

Sources disclosed the undersecretary was of one of the first officials to disclose his financial assets along with a number of assistant undersecretaries. In other news, similar to the Afia project adopted by the Ministry of Health for its retirees; the Interior Ministry, in cooperation with an undisclosed company, is studying the possibility of implementing a health insurance program for its affiliates if they are interested.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali revealed that MGRP will soon establish a center of quality and excellence with the aim of training national labor force and those seeking jobs, reports Aljarida daily.

He indicated that necessary measures have been taken to activate this proposal, revealing that Kuwait Municipality has approved to allot a site in Riggae next to the headquarters of MGRP for establishing the center. Al-Majdali explained that the objective of the project is to train national labor force to work in the private sector and prepare a generation of leaders who are capable of completing the pioneering journey of the private sector and who can replace the expatriate workforce prevalent in the management of many companies of various fields, even government contracts as well.

Furthermore, Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Essam Al- Marzouq looked into the latest developments concerning the file of damaged meters and findings of a team tasked to count the meters, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. Sources said the minister has demanded for a special list with the numbers of meters which have been counted until now to compare them with those mentioned in the report of the State Audit Bureau.

Sources explained this will pave way for specifying the timeframe for completion of counting the meters to be followed by the replacement or repair of damaged meters to avoid similar observations in the next reports especially since these observations have been recurring for years.

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