KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: Minister of Communications and State Minister for Municipality Affairs Essa Al-Kandari has affirmed that the concerned department in the ministry will continue to conduct inspections in restaurants to ensure strict compliance with regulations on the use of private cabins. In a press statement after his meeting with Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Manfouhi and heads of the governorates’ emergency teams, Al-Kandari stressed the importance of ascertaining the cabins are not misused, especially in promiscuous activities which contravene the principles of Islam and the Constitution of the country.
He invoked Article 49 of the Constitution stating that, “Observance of public order and respect for public morals are part of the duties of all those residing in Kuwait.” He reiterated the inspections will continue to guarantee that the rules and regulations are observed. Elaborating on the description of cabins and the material used, Al-Kandari disclosed the material used to construct the cabins should be light with suitable structure, the length should not exceed two meters regardless of the circumstances, the door should not exceed a meter upwards and it should not be less than 50 centimeters from the floor. He urged the owners of restaurants with cabins to fully abide by the law, warning that inspection and control teams will continue to conduct raids to ensure the licenses are not misused and the cabins are in accordance with legal standards. Meanwhile, the emergency team at the Municipality branch in Ahmadi conducted inspection campaigns in camping sites where a number of violations were uncovered.
The campaigns took place in Julei’ah desert, resulting in the confiscation of several tents that were operating contrary to the licensed activities. The violations included using the tents for rental purposes, accommodation, restaurants, cabins, halls, as well as for selling and storing foodstuff. The team also removed five kiosks, three tents used as kiosks and storage for foodstuff, 10 tents for rent and illegally erected fences in camping sites, which had taken an area measuring around 5,000 square kilometers around the camp.
In addition, security officers supporting the campaign found weapons in one of the tents, so the guard of the tent was arrested and referred to the concerned authorities for questioning. The team affirmed the inspection campaigns will continue in every part of the country to monitor the activities of those suspected of committing violations in a bid to guarantee strict compliance with the camping rules laid down by the Municipality.
By AbdulNasser Al-Aslami Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies