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MEW plans to ‘terminate’ 270 expats under devices contract – Around 500,000 citizens, expats on travel ban

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KUWAIT CITY, April 1: The Operation and Maintenance of Power Stations Sector of Ministry of Electricity and Water is planning to end the contracts of 270 expatriate employees who are employed under “Devices Contracts”, ministerial sources say. They revealed that the ministry reduced the number of expatriate employees on these contracts by 30 percent in line with the policy of reducing expatriate employees in state institutions. The sources indicated that the relevant employees have been informed after they were given termination letters.

They explained that there are two perspectives in this context. The first viewpoint considers this move to impact the ministry negatively, as the ministry is in real need of their services, preferring gradual enforcement of the policy in order to reduce the negative consequences. The other viewpoint is in agreement to the policy of reducing the number of expatriate employees in this manner.


500,000 on travel ban: Around 500,000 citizens, Bedouns and expatriates are on travel ban, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. The same sources noted the figure is unstable, because the travel ban is usually lifted after the financial or criminal case filed by persons, companies or government authorities against the culprit has been resolved and the name is removed from the blacklist. They noted the Interior Ministry did not impose travel ban on the 500 people but only enforced the decision based on orders from the Public prosecution, courts, investigators or ministries for various reasons.


By Mohammad Ghanim Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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