KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: The parliamentary Human Resources Committee is closely monitoring the government’s implementation of the employment replacement policy and it is keen on solving problems through regular meetings with the finance minister and head of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), says Rapporteur of the committee MP Mohammed Al-Huwaila. In a press statement, the MP stressed the importance of integrating Kuwaiti manpower in the public and private sectors. He said this is the reason why the committee asked the government to submit its initial plan for nationalization and replacement of jobs in public and private institutions, in addition to a report on the implementation of the policy backed with statistics.
The committee also requested the government to establish a link between graduates and the job market as part of its all-inclusive approach to this national directive. It pointed out that some governmental institutions still publish advertisements on hiring foreign workers and they employ foreigners more than Kuwaitis, most recently the oil sector.
Furthermore, the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on Monday decided to postpone submission of its report on the constitutionality of the interpellation motion of MP Shu’aib Al- Muwaizri against HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak. Committee Rapporteur MP Khaleel Abul disclosed the matter was referred to the consulting office of the Assembly for advice and the committee has yet to receive a response; hence, the decision to postpone submission of the report. Additionally, the committee approved the Public Prosecution’s request to lift the immunity of MP Mohammed Hayef who has been charged with electronic misdemeanor.
Also, the committee concluded its discussion on the constitutionality of the bill on imposing harsher penalty for child abuse submitted by MP Faisal Al-Kandari. It then forwarded the bill to the Women, Family and Human Rights Committee for preparation of a report in this regard. It requested the latter to return the bill upon completion of the report because of provisions linked to the Penal Code which is under its jurisdiction.
Moreover, the Foreign Affairs Committee, headed by MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari, on Monday met the Australian parliamentary delegation headed by Maria Vamvakinou – member of the Australian House of Representatives. The delegation is currently on official three-day visit to the country. They discussed relations between the State of Kuwait and Australia, ways to strengthen cooperation in all fields especially parliamentary affairs, several issues of mutual interest, and the importance of exchanging expertise.
By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff