‘Indemnity must be given to all’

Add more non-commissioned officers: MP

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A bird-eye view of the opening of the second session of the 16th legislative term of the National Assembly with the attendance of HH Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 23: MP Mohammad Al-Huwailah asked Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahd why the decision issued by the Higher Defense Council and approved by the Council of Ministers to grant indemnity to the officers who retired from Jan 1, 2015 to March 31, 2021 excluded the non-commissioned officers. He wants to know if there is a plan to add the noncommissioned officers to the beneficiaries of the decision. He asked Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for National Assembly and Cabinet Affairs Essa Al-Kandari why the non-commissioned officers at the Kuwait Army, Ministry of Interior, Kuwait Firefighting Force and National Guard were excluded from the beneficiaries of Decision No. 495/2008 on granting merit bonus to the officers who retired from Jan 1, 2010 to Dec 31, 2014.

He inquired if the court ruling affirming that the non-commissioned officers deserve the bonus was implemented. If yes, he requested copies of documents proving so. If not, he wants to know the reasons behind the non-implementation of the ruling. He asked the Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy and acting Minister of Public Works Jassem Al-Ostad about the plan of the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to open outlets for selling fodder near the farms. He pointed out that breeders are suffering; as they have to buy fodder from Kuwait Flour Mills and Bakeries Company, which is far and crowded most of the time. He wants to know if PAAAFR carried out campaigns to deal with illegal sales outlets or black markets for fodder in Kabd, Abdally, and Wafra. If yes, he inquired about the penalties imposed on those who violated the regulations, the budget allocated for fodder subsidy, and if there is a plan to increase it.

He asked Minister of Justice and State Minister for Housing Affairs Faleh Al-Raqaba about the measures taken to implement the decision that the Cabinet issued on Oct 1, 2022, to handover land in South Qairawan measuring 3,169,000 square meters to the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) for the establishment of a new residential area; and if PAHW coordinated with the concerned institutions in order launch this housing project. If yes, he demanded copies of supporting documents. If not, what are the reasons? He asked Minister of Education, Higher Education, and Scientific Research Adel Al-Manea why teaching is not classified as a difficult profession.

MP Muhammad Al-Mahan asked Minister of Information, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi about the number of suspended projects at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, causes of delay, average accomplishment rate, steps taken to address the causes of delay, if a committee was formed to investigate the causes, names and qualifications of committee members, conclusion of the relevant reports, if the monitoring institutions approved the tenders floated by the ministry, and if Kuwait Municipality refused to supply electricity for any project. MP Osama Al-Shaheen asked Minister of Commerce and Industry and State Minister for Youth Affairs Muhammad Al-Aiban about the method that Kuwait General Administration of Customs (KGAC) adopted to inspect the properties of individuals and private shipments. He wants to know if KGAC has advanced devices for determining the contents of shipments without opening them.

Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Ahmad Al- Sa’adoun recently met with Jordanian Ambassador to Kuwait Senan Rakan Al- Majali with Deputy Ambassador of Rahfaa Al-Awaysha in attendance. Al-Sa’adoun also met with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Kuwait Dr Matar Al-Neiadi.

By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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