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Sunday , January 24 2021

Ministers named in Cabinet reshuffle – Khaled Al-Fadhel takes Oil

HH the PM Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chairing Monday’s Cabinet meeting

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: Kuwait has appointed a number of new ministers, including Khaled Al- Fadhel as the country’s oil minister and minister of electricity and water, after the mass resignations of four others.

In a major reshuffle, the Kuwaiti Cabinet appointed Khaled Al-Roudhan as Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Services Affairs, in addition to Dr Jenan Ramadan as Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing.

The new appointees include Dr Fahad Al-Afasi as Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs and Saad Al-Kharaz as Minister of Social Affairs, while Fahad Al- Shaala was named Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs. The Cabinet also appointed Mariam Al-Aqail as Minister of State for Economic Affairs.

Earlier, the Cabinet accepted the resignations of a quartet of ministers, citing the “constitutionality” of the process.

Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh, along with Oil Minister and Minister of Electricity and Water Bkheet Al-Rasheedi have officially tendered their resignations.

Minister of Public Works and Minsiter of State for Municipal Affairs Hussam Al-Roumi and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Adel Al-Kharafialso joined in on the resignation spree.

The parliamentary Education, Culture and Guidance Affairs Committee on Monday discussed a number of proposals regarding allowances and financial grants of supporting bodies in the Ministry of Education

In a press conference at the National Assembly Media Center, Committee Rapporteur MP Mohammed Al-Huwaila confirmed that the concerned officials from the ministry and teachers’ unions attended the meeting. He said the committee will take into consideration the opinions of these officials to improve the work environment and financial position of employees in the educational sector. He asserted the committee is keen on improving the conditions of employees in this sector as part of ongoing efforts to develop the quality of education in the country.

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff and Agencies

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