KUWAIT CITY, June 1: Officials from the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) recently met with the Cabinet’s Finance Committee in the presence of representatives of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), and demanded the cancellation of the decision to prevent the renewal of work permits of expatriates aged 60 years and above, and holders of high school certification and below, reports Al-Rai daily.
According to informed sources, the Finance Committee listened to an explanation about the considerations pitched in by KCCI officials to reject the decision. Three main proposals were submitted for mitigating the risks of the implementation of this decision. The first proposal is for the concerned person to pay a fee ranging between KD 1,000 and KD 2,000 to the state upon renewal for the first time, taking into account the human and social conditions of the residents of this segment. The second proposal is related to imposing an annual fee on the beneficiaries of this procedure. The third proposal submitted by KCCI stipulates that every resident on whom the decision applies must take health insurance.