Al-Sabeeh not rectified mistakes: MP
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 26: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh affirmed that the Public Authority for Manpower has managed to meet all the strategic targets stated by its Board of Directors including the unrecorded increase in revenues, highlighting that the Public Authority for Manpower is the first public authority to become self-sufficient, reports Aljarida daily.
She indicated that the authority has also managed to launch electronic services via the new application “Asshal” which has contributed greatly to not only increasing revenues but also reducing congestion and bringing an end to delays in completion of transactions.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director of Human Resources and Financial Affairs at Public Authority for Manpower Khaloud Al-Shihab said the total revenues recorded by the authority in the last ten months from April 1, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018 were about KD 60 million, adding that these revenues are the fees collected for transactions.
Meanwhile, MP Khaled Al-Otaibi said there is no indication that Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh has embarked on the process of rectifying mistakes and violations mentioned in the interpellation which he and MPs Mubarak Al-Hajraf and Al-Humeidi Al-Subeai submitted earlier, reports Al-Shahid daily.
In a press statement, Al-Otaibi pointed out there has been no change in terms of correcting mistakes, so he urged the minister to start doing so. He added that during the interpellation, the minister promised to rectify errors, warning he will not hesitate in grilling any minister proven to have neglected duties. He stressed the most important move is to rectify highlighted errors in a manner that serves the nation and citizens. Al-Otaibi told Al-Anba daily that the continuous suffering of citizens due to high commodity prices should not be overlooked, asserting the executive and legislative authorities should deal with this issue immediately.
He reiterated that it is now time for the Parliament to prioritize draft laws which people have been waiting for, adding the executive and legislative authorities should agree on phrasing such laws to satisfy all concerned parties before tabling them for discussion in the legislature.
Furthermore, MP Omar Al-Tabtabaie has announced his intention to request for a special parliamentary session to discuss liberties (freedoms) such that the Parliament prioritizes related draft laws, reports Al-Shahid daily.
In a press statement, Al-Tabtabaei emphasized the need to remove some articles in the Audio-Visual, State Security and Publication laws which restrict freedom of expression. Meanwhile, MP Askar Al-Enzi affirmed that amendment of the Military Law will be on the top of the Parliament’s agenda in the next session, and it will be endorsed in the second reading after making some minor amendments.