KUWAIT CITY, July 1: A parliamentary delegation consisting of MPs Ali Al-Duqbasi, Khaled Al-Otaibi and Waleed Al-Tabtabaei headed to Cairo, Egypt on Sunday to participate in the fifth session of the second term of the second legislative season of the Arab Parliament which will be held from July 2-4, 2018.
In another development, even if the National Assembly is in recess, MPs have increased the number of queries submitted to ministers in order to build cases deemed important in the next legislative term as they had earlier been set aside due to more pressing issues.
A total of seven ministers received queries from MPs regarding issues that fall under their umbrella of responsibilities. Sources say this is due to the Assembly entering its last term prior to the elections and MPs are attempting to gain good political standing before the current Assembly completes its tenure.
Other sources close to governmental bodies claim that the current Assembly might be dissolved before completing its tenure, but statistics and documentation on the legislature’s achievements throughout the past term suggest otherwise. It can be recalled that the previous Assembly was dissolved before completing its tenure.
Furthermore, MP Ahmed Al-Fadel has submitted a proposal to establish a Kuwaiti Nationalization Department in every ministry and governmental body, following in the footsteps of the oil sector.
According to the MP, the oil sector created this department to recruit fresh Kuwaiti graduates, so the MP proposed establishing a similar department in the public sector in line with the parliamentary directive to find solutions to the job market crisis.
By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff