PM meets editors
KUWAIT, Jan 27: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Wednesday that the demographics issue needs to move to an acceptable position during the coming period in order to correct the imbalances in the labor market.
His Highness the Prime Minister added in a speech during his meeting with the editors-in-chief of local newspapers that “a law regarding demographics was approved by the National Assembly in the last legislative term, and executive regulations are being worked on now to amend the imbalance of the labor market.”
“I said previously that the ideal situation, which is supposed to be for the demographics, is 70 percent of citizens and 30 percent of residents,” Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said.
“In order for us to move from this imbalance to an ideal situation … we need at least to move to an acceptable position during the next stage, followed by a good position, and then more,” he added.
The premier added, “the law was passed and implementing regulations started, and it will amend the imbalance in the labor market, which in turn will be reflected in the demographic composition.”
Your tool … Grill at will
His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al- Hamad Al-Sabah affirmed on Wednesday the right of any parliament member to use the grilling tool. In a speech during his meeting with the editors-in-chief of local newspapers, His Highness the premier mentioned that he welcomed any questioning within the Constitution and law.
He added that during his presiding of the Ministers Council in the government of the 15th legislative term of the National Assembly, he referred to the four nos, which are neither to refer the grilling to the Constitutional Court, nor to refer to the Parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee, nor to request an extension of the time, nor to discuss the interrogation in a secret session.
His Highness the Prime Minister affirms his pride in the trust shown to him by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in appointing him as the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait and entrusting him with the responsibility of forming the government.
He said, “I look forward to holding meetings with the members of the National Assembly to discuss the formation of the new government, its work program and a number of laws.
“The government has submitted to Nazaha a total of 87 reports related to mishandling of public funds, and 44 of them were referred to the Public Prosecution. The government also referred 1,691 cases of encroachment on state properties and 82 cases of residency trading. We support the medical personnel that are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with efficiency. It is our responsibility to support them and stand by them, and provide them with everything they need to perform their tasks.
“I affirm that combating corruption is a priority for the government. When I was assigned to head the Council of Ministers, I received direct guidance from His Highness the Amir of the country about the need to complete all requirements to eliminate corruption.
“We are faced with an imbalance in the economy in light of the circumstances due to the COVID-19 crisis. In return, we have excellent financial solvency in the event that this imbalance continues without reforming and restructuring the Kuwaiti economy, which will affect this solvency.
By Sulaiman Al-Jarallah and Agencies