KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Chairman of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee MP Khalid Ayed Al-Anzi confirmed that the committee unanimously approved the bill on postponing the collection of installments for citizens’ loans for six months, adding the committee recommended inclusion of the bill in the agenda of the upcoming session. He said the committee also approved the bill obligating foreign companies which signed contracts with the government to prioritize citizens in the recruitment of workers before other nationalities.
He affirmed the report was forwarded to the concerned committee. He revealed the committee will meet again on Wednesday to discuss more bills, including the proposals to cancel remand for those involved in opinion cases and amend the remand for those accused of involvement in criminal crimes.
The parliamentary Budgets and Final Accounts Committee discussed the budget of the Public Authority for Handicapped Affairs (PAHA) for fiscal 2021/2022 and its final accounts for fiscals 2018/2019 and 2019/ 2020. Committee Chairman MP Badr Al- Mullah said the committee listened to the comments of the State Audit Bureau (SAB) and Financial Controllers Bureau (FCB) during the meeting. He disclosed the authority’s budget for fiscal 2021/2022 reached KD 197 million which is four percent higher than the actual expenditure of the previous fiscal year, while 73 percent of the budget is allocated for the seventh chapter – social benefits.
By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff