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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Minister of Social Affairs Mai Al-Baghli has terminated Assistant Undersecretary for the Cooperative Sector Ahmad Al-Enezi and assigned his tasks to Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development Salem Al-Rashidi, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed that Al- Baghli’s decision is in the interest of the public; considering the untoward incidents during the Naseem Cooperative Society election, which led to postponement of the election.
Sources confirmed that the ministry, in cooperation with its interior counterpart, has laid down a new mechanism for supervising and organizing cooperative elections to prevent the recurrence of the above mentioned incidents. Sources expect that certain decisions will be taken in the coming days in order to reform the Cooperative Sector.
In another development, Assistant Undersecretary for the Planning and Administrative Development Sector Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi confirmed that the automated system is now ready for implementation; particularly monitoring and conducting general assemblies and elections of cooperative societies. In a recent television interview, Al-Mutairi expained the system prevents duplication of addresses or holding shares in more than one cooperative. He said another system, which allows the electronic conduct of elections in cooperatives, is ready for launching; pending approval from the Cooperative Sector.