KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: The issue of “Shisha” (hubble-bubble) reemerged on the tables of the Municipal Council with regard to a proposal suggesting separation of the licenses of restaurants from cafes and banning Shisha in cafes.
The proposal was approved by nine votes against two. Council member Ahmad Hadian who presented the proposal confirmed the use of “Shisha has become common in Kuwait though it’s without commercial classification, and it’s against the law.”
In his role, Deputy Director of Capital and Jahra Municipal Affairs Engineer Faisal Sadeq explained that the municipality “will implement the decision in relation to banning the use of Shisha in closed areas, and there is coordination with the Ministry of Trade and Industry to change some classifications and titles after the ban on smoking Shisha in closed places takes effect.”
Meanwhile, sources expect the proposed ban on Shisha in cafes would be the same as the proposal to “prevent Shisha for families”, thus adequate response would come from the relevant minister”.
Regarding another municipal affair, the council agreed to refer recommendations of the workshop of the legal committee and the environment committee to the legal committee to prepare a memorandum, which will be submitted to the council for ratification.
Among the recommendations is to provide the Kuwait municipality with a GPS tracking system for all garbage trucks, including those under government contracts or private contracts. The council also agreed to refer the workshop’s recommendation to monitor cleaning contracts that are concerned with cleaning investment and commercial areas, in addition to other bodies such as hospitals, so that the municipality will follow-up and monitor all cleaning contracts, whether they are affiliated with it or not
By Abdul Nasser Al Aslami Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies