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Regulations of donation protect for Ramadan announced – Charities barred from collecting cash

KUWAIT CITY, April 2: Director of Charities and Foundations in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Munira Al-Kandari announced regulations of the 13th donation project for the upcoming Ramadan, barring the charitable organizations from collecting cash of any kind in its headquarters, mosques, public places or any other place except through “K-net”.

In a statement, Al-Kandari mentioned that the department has since notifi ed all 14 organizations on the new regulations, indicating those in charge of collecting donation should be under the residency of the organization.

Bedouns among them must have signed work contract with the organization, with a sealed identity card that clearly shows the date of issuance and expiry date, and the name of the organization. Al-Kandari stressed that “we will verify the donations and where it will be spent, especially in projects such as feeding people who are fasting, charities and building of mosques, and we will follow-up the estimated budget and official accounts of organizations accredited by the ministry”.

She called upon citizens and expatriates to be careful not to donate to suspicious organizations and ensure that the representatives of the organizations are genuine by making inquiries from the department.

She indicated that three field teams will be formed and these teams will involve representative from each of the Ministries of Interior, Social Affair, Municipality and Public Authority for Manpower, and each team will cover two governorates where they will inspect the level at which the charitable organizations are adhering to the new regulations set by the department. Al-Kandari also indicated the teams will monitor the social communication websites and individuals who are asking people to donate to them without accreditation.

By Fares Al-Abdan Al-Seyassah Staff

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