Government must attend special session on nat’l reconciliation: MP
KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 9: The structure and work mechanism of the new government will determine success or failure of its relationship with the legislative authority; hence, the need to learn from past mistakes and there should be changes in the way it works, not just the names of its members, says MP Mohammed Al-Dalal.
He warned that continuing the previous approach of the government will yield negative results and it will just be another case of history repeating itself. He also unveiled his plan to hold the incoming finance minister politically accountable within two months of forming the new government in case of delayed submission of the economic reform document to the Parliament.
He accused the previous government of delaying the economic reform document for a year without justification. He added the reappointment of Mohammed Al-Jabri as Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs means there will be a crisis, indicating Al-Jabri will be subjected to political accountability if he returns to the ministry considering the failure to achieve balance and moderation as well as inability to implement the law during his tenure.
On the attendance of the government in the special legislative session slated for Sunday to discuss the national reconciliation issue and external threats, Al-Dalal emphasized the need for the government to attend whether a new one is formed or the resigned one continues to act on urgent matters. He explained the special session will not be canceled even if the new government is formed, since the request was submitted to the acting government and HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah was invited to the session.
Moreover, MP Nayef Al-Mirdas said the government must attend the special session on national reconciliation and strengthening the internal front; especially since His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah mentioned these issues in his recent speeches. He posted on his Twitter account: “These are the needs of the country at this stage of its history – unity, stability and security. The families of those convicted of storming the legislative building should attend the special session.
By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Time Staff