KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: Deputy Chairman of the Municipal Council Meshal Al-Juwaisri has requested the concerned authorities in the country to fight the problem of rampancy of bachelors in Salwa area, reports Al-Shahed daily.
He explained that most bachelors are moving away from areas that are populated with bachelors such as Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Khaitan and moving into areas such as Salwa. However, the residents of Salwa are complaining about this growing problem especially since they fear the safety of their children particularly girls due to the presence of bachelors in the area.
Al-Juwaisri revealed that some bachelors are renting apartments in the area under the pretext of having families but it is becoming clear now that they have no families with them.
He urged the concerned authorities to solve this problem before it aggravates and turns Salwa into another Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.
Meanwhile, the tenure of 80 mayors in different areas in Kuwait ended without renewal, causing concern to the Ministry of Interior in terms of administrative and financial procedures because some mayors are undergoing treatment outside the country and others are old, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources.
Sources disclosed these mayors have not been replaced with people who can perform the duties assigned to them; especially the registration of new voters, inspection of their respective areas and informing the government about the works which must be completed.
Sources added the tenure of 20 mayors is still valid, indicating majority of these mayors belong to the middle age group and are assigned in new areas; whereas the tenure of most mayors in the old areas has expired and they have not been entering their offices for a long time, although they maintained their positions.
According to sources, a mayor’s duties include certification of rental contracts, supervising the list of voters, communicating with the residents and providing their needs in coordination with the concerned government agencies.