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‘Continued Govt, Assembly rift to keep us lacking in global race’

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“WILL the relationship between the National Assembly and the upcoming government to be formed by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled change, and will the next phase turn into cooperation between the two parties for the sake of Kuwait? Will the government be able to fulfill the commitments announced by His Highness in terms of reform and begin work that he talked about in his statement?,” columnist Sattam Al-Jarallah wrote for Al-Seyassah daily.

Sattam Al Jarallah

“To answer this question, we have to look around us, at the neighboring countries, which are similar to us in everything, and have the same concerns, and have the same obligations, and how they worked to overcome the economic and financial crisis caused by the Corona pandemic.

“In spite of all the restrictions imposed by the pandemic they went about in their business in the way of implementing major projects which will undoubtedly change its features for the better, while in Kuwait, we hardly come out of one crisis until we stumble into another, because of the incalculable adventures that MPs and ministers resort to during the struggle to achieve individual, not national gains.

“Before the deputies resort to the escalation in the face of the government that His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled will form, they must read the developments in the region and the world, and realize that every hour that passes without production will increase the burden of the local crisis and raise the cost even more, as it does not address a very important issue, which is improving the credit rating for the country, which undoubtedly has many negative consequences.

“At a time when neighboring countries began to emerge from their crisis, we saw in Kuwait a clear abandonment of commitment to the interest of the homeland in order to achieve the interests of individuals, so the new National Assembly began its march with conflict and aggravation, transforming some minor issues into a mountain from a mole hill and resorted to mobilize the street as if elections are just around the corner. ‘The Kuwaitis gave a fitting reply to former MPs, and thus a valuable opportunity now has been lost that could have been a strong lever to emulate popular demands. This is a clear sign that the MPs have failed to remain true to their election campaign promises.

“As a result of this reality, it can be said that at a time when Saudi Arabia, for example, is pumping billions into gigantic projects, the two authorities – the executive and the legislative body — in Kuwait are pumping corruption into the state, which leads to a further acceleration of the pace to collapse, so does everyone realize the seriousness of the stage and work to cooperate to repair what the adventures of the last stage have ruined? This question should play on the minds of everyone, especially the representatives of the nation.”

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