KUWAIT CITY, July 11: MPs are keen on approving the Early Retirement Bill (No. 177/2018) in the first session of the next legislative term which will start in the latter part of October. The government rejected the bill and returned it to the National Assembly on grounds that it is not financially feasible.
MP Ali Al-Duqbasi disclosed he and several of his colleagues submitted a proposal for the Economic and Financial Affairs Committee to quickly submit its report on the rejected bill to the National Assembly. He affirmed the MPs will approve the bill again in the next term as they believe it is a positive step towards solving the job crisis.
Meanwhile, the Parliament held 35 sessions in the previous term; resulting in 109 bills and 14 of which were passed while those rejected include the Early Retirement Bill. The session on May 1, 2018 was the longest in the history of the Assembly as it ran for 23 hours — from 9:30 am to 8:30 am the next day — to conduct the interpellation of HH Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and Minister of Social Affairs and Labor. During the previous term, the Assembly also addressed six interpellations and eight immunity cases, while 481 recommendations from committees were approved and submitted to the government.
Furthermore, in a bid to monitor the operational progress at the recently inaugurated Jahra Medical City and new airport terminal, MP Riyadh Al-Adsani submitted a query to State Minister for Services Affairs Dr Jenaan Mohsen Ramadan about the manpower required for the operation of the new terminal.
The MP also presented a proposal on the development of roads and highways leading to the new medical city, because he believes that such an achievement should not be left without improving its surroundings and infrastructure.
By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff