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KUWAIT CITY, March 12: The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf during a meeting with senior Interior Ministry officials has stressed on the need to deal with citizens and residents, with respect, especially the expatriates who, he said, should be treated with one rule without discrimination, reports Al-Rai daily. Injustice, the minister said, does not exist in his dictionary, and promised to punish any officer who abuses his authority to harm the citizen or resident, and will be dismissed from work, after taking legal measures against him. Addressing the security officials and employees at the ministry headquarters, Al-Nawaf stressed on the need to implement the law and punish those who violate it.
The demographic structure will be discussed through the Council of Ministers, to deal with the huge numbers that come to Kuwait when it is beyond the ministry’s capacity by exploiting the energies of Kuwaiti youth, an issue that will be his main concern.
The minister added, everyone knows the responsibilities of his Ministry and praised the role of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Lieutenant-General Anwar Al-Barjas, saying :“Most of you know it well and know its nature, and I ask you to cooperate with each other and I promise you that no matter what I do, I will not oppress anyone, and (injustice is not in my dictionary), I came to fix the situation, and this does not mean that some will be angry with me, for transfer, retirement and/or the process of restructuring,” calling it “part of life and we must accept it, and I hope that no one will get angry with me if he is transferred to another sector or sent to retirement, and Lieutenant-General Al-Barjas is the best proof of this. No one gets angry, when the undersecretary nominates names for transfer, retirement or promotion, and we approve them.” The door of Lieutenant-General Al-Barjas, he said, is open to everyone, as he is currently seeking to take all steps aimed at developing the ministry, so he will listen to all problems, and he will receive any officer who has already been wronged and will solve his problem, and with the application of the law, no one will be wronged.”
He added, most of those who deal with citizens are non-commissioned officers in public security, emergency services and traffic. “They feel people’s pulse, and when they come to the police stations with complaints, they must be taken care of, focus on the citizens and help them as much as you can, rightly and not arbitrarily, the young must be respected before the old, and the newcomer must be respected too, whether he is an Indian or an American, and respect from you must be for all segments of society and those residing on the beloved land, through just dealings with them, especially by the officers and security men who work in the field. “If you want to issue a violation, this should be done with respect, and believe me, any complaint against an officer who offends and abuses the citizen or resident legal procedures that will be taken against him, will have no place among us, because the one who does not respect the citizen and the resident does not respect his country, and we will also not respect him. “I hope that everyone respects everyone, apply the rule of law to everyone, overcoming the obstacles they face and facilitating their affairs should be the norm of work, and this will reflect on the reputation of government agencies. Most of you know me well, and know my style, I do not accept things that offend the citizen, as it is my main job, and I came to serve him.”
The minister concluded his speech by saying: “The number of citizens is small, and there will be coordination with the Council of Ministers to study the huge numbers that come to Kuwait when they are above energy, and the demographic structure must be modified, and we must exploit the energies of Kuwaiti youth who do not have a job, and this file is our concern, and I will discuss it with the Council of Ministers, and I will put forward my ideas and what I hear, and the picture will become clear to me when I discuss the matter with the brothers in the Council of Ministers.
This is what I have and I love to convey to you.” The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf sincerly thanked His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad, and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled, for putting their confidence in him by handing him the portfolio of the Ministry of Interior. Al-Nawaf said: “We are entering a new era and we will take care of developing the Ministry of Interior, and setting a time frame for the next 5 years to qualify future leaders. “We will now begin to discuss problems and as long as I am at the helm and before I leave the ministry, I must prepare new leaders for the coming years, and the Ministry of Interior has generations present, and work must begin to rehabilitate them and take care of them, and they learn from you as leaders, and benefit from your ideas.”