KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Opinions expressed by officials of the Ministry of Electricity and Water were in agreement with that of Municipal Council member Ahmad Al-Fadhalah who considers the power transformers to be a drawback for residential areas and a major obstacle against the execution of development projects, reports Al-Rai daily.
Council member Al-Fadhalah along with the Director of Distribution Network at Ministry of Electricity Engineer Dhahwi Al-Hamli and Director of Land Cable Maintenance Engineer Mutlaq Al-Otaibi made the disclosure at a reception in the daily’s Diwaniya. They emphasized that privatization of the ministry is necessary to ensure delivery of comprehensive services.
They asserted the aforementioned step is the best way for Kuwait to get over routine and enhance services to meet up with the country’s needs, which continue to increase progressively with the establishment of new cities. They affirmed that privatization is a necessity considering Kuwait is the only country worldwide where the government manages electricity and water services.
They asserted any step taken in this regard should be carefully considered and studied to protect the rights of the state and those of the ministry employees. They indicated proper privatization has succeeded in many countries such that serious problems the governments faced in the past in that aspect were resolved through it. They cited neighboring countries and some foreign countries taking giant strides to privatize service-oriented ministries.