KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: Personnel from the Residence Affairs Department have arrested an unidentified Egyptian Director of Administrative Affairs of a company for forging the signature of the sponsor of the company to grant residence permit for 61 workers, reports Al-Rai daily.
The man was arrested following a tip-off by a secret agent. It has been reported when the authorities summoned the sponsor of the company, he denied signing the transactions.
The Egyptian also denied the charge but when he was confronted with the evidence, he admitted to the charge. According to a reliable source the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah there is a tendency to open Investigation Affairs offices in all the governorates to put an end to forgeries.
Survey on absconders: The Public Authority for Manpower is conducting a survey to know the number of Egyptian workers on whom absconding cases have been filed by their sponsors at the request of the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait, reports Annahar daily. Well-informed sources said according to available statistics and cases registered with the authority since the beginning of January 2015 and until the Nov 15, a total 22,000 absconding cases have been filed against the Egyptians and that 13,000 of these cases have been referred to the Ministry of Interior after a specified time limit, while 9,000 of them have yet to complete the 90 days legal period.
The sources said the proposed solutions in reports of absenteeism provided by sponsors against their employment to be discussed at the next meeting include the cases of applicants and complaints about recovering their travel documents which are withheld by the sponsor before filing the absconding report and an amicable settlement between the two parties for return of worker to work or transfer him to another company.
Sources also said the committee will review the intractable cases where these conditions are not applicable and come up with solutions satisfactory to both parties. The sources indicated that the solutions applied at present are to review the situations of the wives and relatives of Kuwaitis of the first degree and the holders of Palestinian documents and those who have been given the approval for transfer.