KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: Kuwait Municipality has started preparing a list of its expatriate employees who are working in other jobs without the municipality’s authorization, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a reliable source from Kuwait Municipality. According to this source, about 133 expatriate employees from the financial and administrative sectors were discovered to hold other jobs besides their official work in Kuwait Municipality.
However, latest statistics indicate that the numbers are higher than this, due to which the concerned team is working on ascertaining the facts. He indicated that all expatriate personnel are under observation, revealing that the list, after it is prepared, will be submitted to the Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmed Al-Manfouhi for taking necessary decision in this regard.
The source affirmed that the municipality will not hesitate to take necessary action against any negligent expatriate employee, adding that immediate investigation will be opened. He said the municipality is planning to install CCTV cameras in all departments to follow-up the work and performance of its expatriate employees.
Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Mosques and Financial and Administrative Affairs Sector at Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Waleed Al-Shuaib expressed his resentment concerning the demolition of Jahra Mosque, insisting that the demolished mosque and the land were licensed, reports Al-Anba daily. He indicated that the decision was taken in favor of some personal interests and with the aim of transferring the location to a parking yard, stressing that the decision contradicts the state policies.
Al-Rai daily reported that MP Mohammad Hayef urged the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Nasser Al- Jabri to refer those responsible for the Sulaibiya Mosque demolition to the Public Prosecution. It is worth mentioning that the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Nasser Al-Jabri earlier ordered to open a comprehensive investigation on the issue in order to determine the circumstances that led to the demolition of the mosque.