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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23: MP Jenan Boushahri asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Khalid Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah about the procedures taken by the ministry against the violators of the regulations stated by General Traffic Department, which requires delivery drivers holding residency types 18 and 20 to be registered under the same delivery company that they work for.
The lawmaker wanted to know the procedures taken against the violating delivery companies, drivers and their sponsors.
She wanted to know the number of registered violations from January 1, 2023 till date. If procedures were not taken against the violators, MP Boushahri wanted to know the reasons.
The MP also wanted to know the stated penalty for the violators of the third article of the relevant decision, which requires the drivers to be sponsored under the same delivery company that they work for, and the penalties stated against the violators of article 4 of the relevant decision, which bans the holders of residency type 20 from doing delivery jobs.
She also wanted to know the number of delivery companies with over 100 delivery vehicles including cars and motorcycles.
Meanwhile, MP Hassan Jawhar has submitted parliamentary questions to the Minister of Finance Fahad Al-Jarallah, asking him to provide him with the dates when the government sent to National Assembly annual reports concerning the cases of illegal occupation of state properties by individuals or companies, and elaborate on the procedures taken regarding these cases since the enforcement of law No. 116/2014 on the partnership projects till date.
The lawmaker asked if the Ministry of Finance informs the Council of Ministers about the public institutions that do not cooperate with the ministry and refrain from reporting the cases of illegal occupation of state properties including real estate, agriculture, industrial, commercial and vocational plots.
MP Jawhar sought the opinion of the Ministry of Finance on law No. 105/1980 concerning the revenues collected by renting out or distributing state properties to the beneficiaries.
He wanted a report on the revenues collected from renting state properties from the 2010/2011 fiscal year to 2022/2023 fiscal year.
MP Jawhar also asked about the progress of the bill adopted by the Ministry of Finance concerning amending the current law on state properties from the time it was published in Al-Qabas daily on November 24, 2019.
He requested for a copy of that bill, which was edited by the Fatwa and Legislation Department.
The MP asked why the government, represented by the Ministry of Finance, switched from adopting the aforementioned bill to pushing for the government to submit a bill to establish a public authority to run and invest public real estate based on the government’s program for the term 2023/2027.
In addition, MP Abdullah Al-Mudhaf submitted questions to the Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy Jaseem Al Ostad, asking if there are automated interfaces between Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) and the relevant institutions such as Kuwait Municipality, Municipal Council, Department of State Properties at the Ministry of Finance, banks, Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy, Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), Public Authority for Industry, and Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) to help PAAAFR allocate the distributed plots, provide services like electricity and water, make sure the bank guarantees are paid, issue rent contracts, collect the defined fees, and issue the required building licenses.
By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh
Arab Times Staff
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