Minister responds to decision to remove facilities
KUWAIT CITY, July 7: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammed Al-Jabri has responded to the decision to remove the recreational facilities from the village of Youm Al-Bahar (Sailor’s Day) which were damaged due to lack of maintenance by the investor which can cause injuries to the children visiting the facility, reports Al-Jarida daily.
The minister pointed out the ministry has decided to remove these facilities and replace them with new games with new terms of specifications and requirements more secure that keep pace with the modern development with approvals from the Ministry of Finance saying if approved the auction date will be announced in the Official Gazette in the mid August. Al-Jabri in response to a question by MP Osama Al-Shaheen said the Ahl Jibla café was officially handed over by the Ministry of Information after emptying it of its contents.
A special budget will be set for the operation of the café again with the appointment of the supervisory staff and workers. The work will be done in order to provide all the necessities of the café until it is reopened during the current year, stressing that the heritage and family aspect will be taken into consideration.
The popular cafés fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Social Affairs in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 834 of 2018/5/27.
Meanwhile, The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) received a response from the Fatwa and Legislation Department affirming the existence of a law allowing it to purchase electric power from Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), pointing out that Al-Dabdabah project will be forwarded to the State Audit Bureau (SAB) to discuss bidding procedures, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources explained the ministry postponed signing the bilateral memorandum prepared by KNPC regarding the purchase until the legality of such action is confirmed.