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Campaign launched by many societies to mobilize efforts, fight visa business

‘Need to lay foundations for justice, rule of law’

KUWAIT CITY, May 4: President of the Board of Directors of the Transparency Society, Majed Al-Mutairi, said 10 public benefit societies have launched a campaign under the title ‘I am responsible’, to mobilize national efforts to encourage all citizens and residents to report visa traders, reports Al- Seyassah daily.

The campaign also aims to lay the foundations of justice and the rule of law and put pressure on the officials to take a historic decision to eliminate the crime of corruption that has been continuing for a long time to toy with people’s feelings and sabotage the demographics.

The officials have been urged to amend the current legislation to put an end and nip in the bud this absurd behavior which in the end will guarantee the rights of workers and employers according to constitutional and humanitarian principles and international treaties.

In a press statement Al-Mutairi said the campaign believes in the oversight role civil organizations can play in combating visa trade – the human trafficking crime that is forbidden at world level and which has harmed the reputation of Kuwait, the country of humanity.

This crime has to a vast extent impeded the state’s health efforts to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and caused a major imbalance in the demographics over three decades, and has produced many security, social and economic problems in the labor market, Al-Mutairi added.

He also said the campaign came as an affirmation of our societal responsibility to tackle a full-fledged crime of corruption – crime of trafficking in human beings, bribery, influence exploitation and graft. He added the campaign has launched an electronic link to report visa traders and called on citizens, expatriates and all those who were subjected to exploitation to exercise their humanitarian role and report this crime.

He pointed out that the societies participating in the campaign are the Kuwaiti Transparency Society, the Kuwaiti Economists Association, the Kuwait Society for the Protection of Public Funds, the Kuwaiti Society for Human Rights, the Kuwait Lawyers Association, the Accountants and Auditors Association, the Public Relations Association, the Women’s Social Cultural Association, the Society of Engineers, and the Kuwaiti Sociology Association.

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