Minister Ali to up number of inspectors to monitor market

KUWAIT CITY, May 27: MP Faisal Al-Kandari was quoted as saying the Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr Yousef Al-Ali has taken a decision to increase the number of inspectors and observers and also pressed into service 30 inspectors with the status of law enforcement officers to monitor the performance of the market with the approach of the holy month of Ramadan, reports Al-Anba daily.

Al-Kandari said during a telephone conversation Dr Al-Ali confirmed his ministry’s keenness to keep a track of prices of commodities in the market. For this reason, the minister added, he has formed special teams to monitor the prices of products in supermarkets and shops. He added, according to Dr Al-Ali the ministry teams during the field rounds have succeeded is seizing expired commodities and the suspects have been dealt with according to the law to protect the safety and health of consumers.

Officials from the Ministry of Public Works have been exerting relentless efforts to ensure that ongoing rehabilitation and restoration work at the Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque will be completed on schedule for re-opening in the upcoming month, reports Al-Nahar daily. In this regard, Governor of the Capital retired Lieutenant Thabit Al-Muhanna conducted an inspection tour to follow up construction activities and the level of work done. Governor Al-Muhanna praised keenness and concern of HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad to accomplish renovation work at the mosque. He extolled the role the Ministry of Public Works plays and its commitment to water down obstacles that might prevent the work to be completed on schedule. Accompanying Jawad Bu Khamseen were several officials from the Ministry of Public Works. In a statement, Bu Khamseen mentioned that Imam Al-Sadiq mosque renovation and rehabilitation project is being executed upon directives from HH the Amir of Kuwait. He indicated the Ministry of Public Works is much committed to ensure the mosque is delivered to the concerned authority on time for the reopening ceremony. The mosque was damaged in a terrorist bombing last year on the ninth day of the holy month of Ramadan and several innocent souls lost their lives.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has approved the granting of allowance for rare specializations to teaching staff of academic courses where there are less than 30 percent Kuwaiti citizens, reports Aljarida daily quoting sources. They said Ministry of Education has started the procedures for disbursing these allowances to teachers of Kuwaiti and GCC nationalities. In this regard, Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs Yousef Al-Najjar said the ministry received directive from CSC to grant the rare specialization allowance to Kuwaiti and GCC teachers registered under Ministry of Education and Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs by the end of June. He revealed that the financial sector is working on reviewing the files of the deserving teachers and taking the necessary procedures, adding that the allowance will be paid retroactively from last October

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