KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The Interior Minister Sheikh Thamer Al-Ali said the ministry will inject new blood in the security system and said those officers who have reached the age of sixty will be sent into retirement, stressing that this measure comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to make room for the young officers, reports Al-Anba daily. The sources said the decision will affect directors-general and their assistants or those without any position in addition to assistant undersecretaries, except in a very few exceptional cases, which generally means once a senior officer reaches sixty the legal period of service ends.
The sources added dozens of other senior officials also will be affected who are currently in service, pointing out that the financial privileges given to these personnel are fair, and those who are over sixty or the renewal period has expired must apply for retirement and not request for extension.
Meanwhile , the Al-Qabas daily has learned the fourth government of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled will see the assignment of a new minister to the ‘interior’ portfolio. An official source told the daily the prime minister has two candidates from the ruling family, one of whom is from Mubarak’s lineage and has held a diplomatic post in the past, and the second has held a security position. One of them is expected to head the Ministry of Interior in the next government.