KUWAIT CITY, July 14: The campaign conducted in the last two weeks to curb the phenomenon of bachelors living in residential areas in all governorates resulted in the issuance of 102 citations and 428 evacuation notices as well as disconnection of electricity from 63 properties.
In addition, the inspection teams have detected 443 realestate violations, reports Al-Seyasah daily. In a press release, Public Relations Department of Kuwait Municipality revealed that the owners of 59 houses adhered to the warnings given to them and evacuated the bachelors living in the houses. It affirmed that such campaigns will continue based on the plan and with the cooperation of the concerned government authorities, highlighting the seriousness of Kuwait Municipality in dealing with complaints received from Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates about bachelors living in housing and model areas.
The department stressed that people with complaints in this regard can report them by calling the hotline No. 139 or via the social media account of Kuwait Municipality (@kuwmun). It explained that the teams, during the campaign, contacted Ministry of Justice to block 83 real-estate files in order for the owners to complete the necessary legal measures, and dealt with 117 complaints received through the hotline number of the social media account. In Capital Governorate, 28 warnings were issued, 39 complaints were dealt with, bachelors were evacuated from 11 houses by the owners, seven files were blocked for properties that were rented out to bachelors, electricity to six houses were disconnected, and 18 houses were searched with the cooperation of Ministry of Interior.
In Farwaniya Governorate, 146 citations and 131 warnings were issued, bachelors were evacuated from 31 houses by the owners, 11 acknowledgments were sent, 13 files were blocked for properties that were rented out to bachelors, and electricity was disconnected from 13 houses. In Ahmadi Governorate, 169 citations have been issued, bachelors were evacuated from five houses by the owners, 67 files were blocked for properties that were rented out to bachelors, and electricity was disconnected from 34 houses.
In addition, citations against 81 houses and 81 warnings were issued. In Hawally Governorate, 15 citations and four warnings were issued against houses in which bachelors were caught residing.