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KUWAIT CITY, May 10: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Community Development has taken legal measures, and referred 54 people to the Public Prosecution for announcing and collecting donations without obtaining licenses during the holy month of Ramadan and during the Eid celebration, reports Al-Qabas daily. The inspection team of the Ministry headed by the Director of the Charitable Societies and Charitable Associations Department, Abdulaziz Al-Ajmi, succeeded in carrying out 2,633 inspection tours during the month of Ramadan and Eid, which resulted in monitoring the activities and 157 adverts which violated the collection of donations law.
All those who have violated the laws have been referred to the competent authorities to take legal action against them. The teams also dismantled 224 kiosks which were put up for collecting clothes without a licence, in addition to monitoring 109 others that are being dealt with. In another context, the Director of Public Relations at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Ahmed Al-Enezi, called on the citizens and residents to exercise caution by due to the actions of some suspicious accounts, which impersonate the Ministry on Facebook and some websites by placing advertisements asking for financial grants. Al-Enezi confirmed that the ministry did not place such advertisements, or request such information in all its official accounts, indicating that the ministry will take all legal measures towards such sites.