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Wednesday , October 21 2020

Power cut eyed for ones not clearing bills: report – Ways to tackle cheating pondered

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Ministry of Electricity and Water is planning to cut off electricity of those who fail to pay their electricity bills, reports Arab Times daily quoting reliable sources.

They revealed that the ministry is also planning to form a committee for providing fulltime workers for reading meters and carrying out the cutoff and conduction processes without depending on companies.

The sources said the ministry will start collecting paments of bills that are KD 1,500 and above, indicating about the coordination between the Consumers Affairs Department and the Emergency Department of Network Maintenance and Operations to cut off water supply for nearly 1,700 defaulters especially after the ministry facilitated the payment method, studied the insolvent cases and allowed 18-month installment payment method of the dues.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has announced the formation of a quadripartite committee with its interior and health counterparts as well as the media to tackle cheating among students and to prevent the usage of various technological methods to cheat in exams, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Education Ministry Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al- Athari.

Speaking to the daily, Al-Athari asked the three ministries to select their representatives to the committee. He added these ministries have approved the request for coordinated efforts to improve the educational system and to take the necessary measures to stop cheating.

In another development, the Ministry of Education has approved the suggestion to allow the children of Muezzins working in its Awqaf counterpart to register in government schools near the mosques where they are assigned, similar to the Imams, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources.

Indicating the decision will take effect in the next academic year, sources explained this is one way of recognizing the significant role played by Muezzins and the tremendous efforts they exert in mosques.

And, attorney at the Appellate and Cassation courts Fayez Al-Mutairi has called on all businesspersons and those involved in charities to support the Family Fund affiliated to the Justice Ministry in order to contribute to efforts to ensure a dignified life for the victims of divorce – whether the divorcee or the children – until the enforcement of a court decision on the payment of alimony, reports Al-Anba daily.

In his interview with the daily, Al-Mutairi disclosed that he has adopted an initiative to support the fund while expressing gratitude to those behind the idea of establishing the fund.

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