KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: The employment of expatriates will cease, especially if it comes at the expense of the wellbeing of citizens, says MP Khaleel Al-Saleh. After issuing this statement during the last parliamentary round, he said he will submit a request to the National Assembly to reform the human resources development committee calling it crucial to address the replacement policy and solve the issue of unemployment.
He added, the Civil Service Commission has been mandated to provide the statistics on employment to the National Assembly highlighting the progress that has been achieved in the area of replacement policy while at the same time emphasizing that the progress in this area is currently in its preliminary stage.
He added, the committee plans to push matters forward at an accelerated pace and that if the Parliament gives the green light, the committee will first address the CSC and request call for resolving the unemployment issue and ask for the statistics on the number of unemployed citizens and their corresponding credentials and the number of expatriates employed in government sectors.
In another development, MP Osama Al-Shaheen called for the cancelation of the protocols between the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Farmers Union and the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies affirming that although its slogan is inspiring in reality its harms the consumers and Kuwaiti farmers. Speaking to the press at the National Assembly Media Center, the MP stressed that the welcoming attitude of the concerned people remains vastly misplaced which prioritizes supporting investors and Kuwaiti farmers.
The MP questioned the cancellation of the article which allowed cooperative societies to purchase goods directly from the farmers market without the interference of a middle-man which is in line with the protocol – according to the protocol any cooperative society that does not go through the middleman will be subjected to penalties. Therefore, MP Al-Shaheen has called for the cancellation of this current protocol because it does not help the Kuwaiti farmers and consumers alike
By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff