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KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Ministry of Public Works is planning to replace all its expatriate employees with Kuwaitis within the next five years before the year 2022, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the ministry is keen on benefiting from the experiences of national labor and contributing in providing job opportunities to the youths based on the plan of the Cabinet and in line with the Kuwaitization policy in the public sector.
The sources said the government has been seriously working on reducing expatriates and replacing them with national workers in all state instructions, adding that the ministry will take necessary steps gradually in coordination with the Civil Service Commission (CSC). They affirmed that reduction of expatriates will contribute in solving the problem of population imbalance. Meanwhile, according to statistics issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), there are a total of 23,902 citizens registered under CSC and waiting for employment, reports Aljarida daily. Kuwaiti women top the list with a total of 17,975 while the number of Kuwaiti men awaiting employment is 5,927.
The investigation committee formed by the National Assembly is sifting through a pile of documents which may shed light on financial irregularities which occurred in the Kuwait Health Office in Germany, reports Al-Rai daily. According to reliable sources a confidential report on financial irregularities was sent by the Audit Bureau calling on the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health to investigate (suspicious) disbursements made to the tune of Euro 658 million – embezzlement of public money. This happened after the Audit Bureau discovered the Health Office in Frankfurt did not send documents to support the disbursement for long periods of time.