KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Statistics issued by the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) say judicial verdicts and warrants via Interpol have been issued for the arrest of two expatriates who have embezzled KD 60,588 from the authority, reports Al-Rai daily.
In response to a parliamentary query by MP Khalil Al-Saleh, Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri reported that the value of overdue debts to PAAAFR until the end of last September was worth 4,469,054 dinars, including debts 60,588 which are difficult to collect.
The minister made clear that the state’s concerned bodies are responsible for arresting the suspects and collecting the sums not PAAAFR. He indicated that PAAAFR formed teamwork in the fiscal year 2018- 2019 with regard collecting and following up the debts to the bodies and individuals.
The Minister pointed out at the same time that the arrest of the accused and the collection of money is not the prerogative of the PAAAFR, but the concerned state institutions.
He said PAAAFR had formed a team to collect and follow-up the debt from the concerned parties and individuals, pointing that KD 488,214 were private debts on companies in the form of tenders, fines, delays and revenues and debts on employees and individuals in unlawfully paid salaries and allowances.