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Govt blamed in real estate fraud

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‘Remove hitch in study, work’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 23: MP Osama Al-Shaheen submitted a proposal to remove all administrative obstacles that citizens are facing in continuing their studies while working. He pointed out that many court verdicts have been issued in the interest of citizens and in accordance with the Constitution, which guarantees their right to education. However, the concerned institutions including the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Ministry of Higher Education and Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) are insisting on not implementing such verdicts.

MP Osama Al-Shaheen

These institutions have been causing a lot of problems for the citizens, prompting the latter to file individual lawsuits in order to obtain their rights, he asserted. In another development, MPs Hamad Al-Matar and Ahmad Al-Hamad criticized the measures taken by the Ministry of Health, such as using a private school as quarantine center for domestic workers. They argued the school is not ready to accommodate the workers, indicating this is against the commitment of the ministry to use the Regency Hotel in Khaitan as quarantine center and obligate the sponsors to pay KD500. Al-Hamad vowed to follow up the issue in a bid to stop such violation. Al-Matar inquired about Al-Dura Company for the recruitment of domestic workers.

Meanwhile, Al-Matar recently met the representatives of the victims of real estate fraud. He said the government should be held responsible for a large part of the issue; because the citizens signed with various companies during exhibitions organized in the presence of the minister of commerce and industry and after obtaining licenses from the relevant institutions. He will submit a bill on this issue and he believes that it will be approved by all of his colleagues.

Moreover, Rapporteur of the parliamentary Housing Affairs Committee MP Saadoun Hammad disclosed that they recently discussed the issue regarding the plots in South Khaitan with the representatives of the Ministry of State for Housing Welfare and Ministry of Finance. He pointed out that the project is facing some problems in the variation order requested by the contractor tasked to remove the ruins in these plots, while the tender for the establishment of power plants have yet to be floated. The lawmaker disclosed that since the issue is now in the hands of different ministries which claim the others are responsible, he will follow up the issue with His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid. He added the benificiaries of the project suggested reducing the price of one plot from KD15,000 to KD4,000 and then they will remove the ruins on their own expense By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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