KUWAIT CITY, Nov 25: The efforts exerted by Ministry of Social Affairs to replace expatriates under the Kuwaitization policy has resulted in the employment of 527 citizens in supervisory positions at cooperative societies. The citizens in question have since started working in their respective positions, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The daily quoting reliable sources said a team formed with representatives from the ministry, cooperative societies, and its union to implement Kuwaitization has compiled a list of supervisory positions available in each cooperative society where citizens will be replacing expatriates in a total of 1249 jobs.
They pointed out that Kuwaitization of jobs in cooperative societies constitute 42 percent of the total vacancies targeted but there are obstacles preventing full implementation of the policy in all supervisory positions targeted.
Meanwhile, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Affairs Abdul-Aziz Shuaib recently stated the issue of Kuwaitization is a general policy in the ministry, noting the percentage of Kuwaitis in supervisory positions in cooperative societies has increased significantly in recent years.
He pointed to the existence of a quadripartite protocol between government its agencies toward Kuwaitization in the cooperative societies’ sector. He pointed out that the ministry launched the initiative under the auspices of the Minister of Social Affairs represented by the Union of Cooperative Societies that deals with the employment of citizens in cooperative societies, adding appointments in 2019 exceeded 500 positions in 70 cooperative societies.
He reiterated the implementation of Kuwaitization policy is a decision taken by the Council of Ministers, but there are jobs that needs the expertise of expatriates – except that “we are striving to hire retired Kuwaitis with experience to occupy such positions”.