Surprise raid nets bogus companies in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area

The inspection team during the tour of shopping malls.

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Public Authority for Manpower Saturday announced that officials from the Central Labor Inspection Department launched a surprise inspection tour of shops that were closed down in some shopping complexes in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area.

Deputy Director of Central Labor Inspection Department affiliated to the authority Sabah Al-Mutairi disclosed that the inspection led to detection of several facilities that were shut down but with hundreds of workers registered in their files. He explained that the inspection was aimed to control the labor market and block way for bogus companies, which has become a major avenue for violation of law.

Al-Mutairi said efforts exerted by the authority have been diverted towards figuring out the rate of compliance of employers to the provisions of law No. 6/2010 concerning the private sector labor. He stated that the shopping complexes were noted long ago during evening inspections, so the officials went in the morning to double check if they were actually transacting business or not.

Fleeing in coffin?: A confidential security report said there is no security control over coffins which carry human remains from Kuwait because this method may be used by vested interests to smuggle people wanted by law outside the country, reports Al-Shahed daily.

In this regard the report is said to have documented once such case. In response to this allegation, the Public Ports Authority stressed the General Administration of Customs is responsible for checking the contents of the coffin before it leaves the country. However, it is said a coffin is not allowed to leave if it is not sealed by wax. The Public Ports Authority, according to its jurisdiction, checks the documents related to the human remains issued by the Ministry of Health

Unpaid KD 16 mln!: The Ministry of Health last Thursday terminated the service of an Egyptian accountant for causing delay in the payment of bills to pharmaceutical companies during fiscal year ended March 3, 2017, reports Al-Qabas daily. The ministry sources pointed out the accountant obstructed the disbursement of more than KD 16 million, the value of drugs supplied to the ministry by companies which have a contract with the ministry. The daily did not give more details.

Abuse exchanged: A health official and a pharmacist lodged complaints with security operatives accusing each other of verbal abuse after a minor disagreement at the Sabahiya Clinic. A case was registered. Meanwhile, an unknown person made away with a Toyota vehicle few hours after it had been towed to Seizure Garages of the Interior Ministry in Sabahiya area. A case was registered. Meanwhile, firemen doused a fire that engulfed a pickup in Thaher area without any report of human casualty. Investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of fire.

By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff

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