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State plots used, power stolen: Al-Manfouhi
KUWAIT CITY, June 22: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has directed the supervisory authorities in the governorates affiliated with the municipality to intensify campaigns against car rental offices and not to be lenient when monitoring their violations, reports Aljarida daily. According to sources from the municipality, car rental and sale offices have been exploiting the open spaces belonging to the state and stealing electricity from the streetlight poles.
Eng. Al-Manfouhi addressed the directors of departments to submit reports on the number of offices and their locations in preparation for referring them to the Ministry of Electricity and Water to investigate the issue of thefts of electricity and unmetered current from streetlight poles, as well as the exploitation of fresh water. The ministry will in turn issue a citation report and submit the file to the Legal Affairs Department, after which those offices will be referred to the prosecution.
The municipality is working on closing down the vehicle rental offices that take advantage of public utilities without a license. It has prepared the mechanisms of the control teams in the Department of Hygiene, Road Works and the departments for Removal of Violations in all governorates in preparation for lifting the cars displayed for sale and impounding them.
A number of shops, exhibitions and offices were discovered operating with expired licenses in investment and commercial areas. They were dealt with legally, and closed permanently using legal procedures. Some others were last week found with caravans and offices in the squares adjacent to the offices in Hawally Governorate. The sources went on to explain that the municipality has not granted any road occupancy license to the vehicle rental offices in the investment and commercial areas for four years. These offices have been practicing the activities in violation of the uses designated for the area. It is worth mentioning that the municipality has suspended the issuance of licenses for vehicle rental and sale offices in investment and commercial areas in accordance with the decision No. 8/2015 of the Municipal Council to limit the granting of licenses to craft and industrial areas only.