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Let capable persons replace silent ministers in Cabinet: MP; Al-Azmi tribe MPs call for dismissal of Al-Obaidi

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: MP Yousef Al-Zalzalah has affirmed that the upcoming legislative term demands a change in the Cabinet, because some ministers have not done anything to address issues concerning their ministries. He clarified some ministers have not moved a finger since their appointment, whether on matters raised by the Parliament or issues that surfaced during their tenure.

To these ministers the MP said, “Thank you, but please allow other capable individuals to take your place and make a difference,” as there are numerous cases that the Parliament expects to be resolved before the next parliamentary term starts. Furthermore, sources close to the Parliament revealed the Al- Azmi Tribe MPs have called on HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak to dismiss Minister of Health Ali Al- Obaidi, or else, they will support the interpellation which MP Hamdan Al-Azmi intends to submit at the beginning of the next legislative term.

These MPs are currently occupying majority of the seats in the Parliament, therefore, such a stance will lead to a vote of no confidence against the minister. Considering that MPs who are not members of the tribe support the interpellation, the resignation of the minister will most likely happen. That being said, the Al-Azmi MPs urged the Prime Minister to refrain from challenging the Parliament for the sake of a minister whom they believe to be “negligent, irresponsible and difficult.”

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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