KUWAIT CITY, May 17: Starting this week, basic commodities can be ordered via an online application.
Through this app, a customer can place his order in the morning, pay using the KNet system and receive the ordered commodities in the evening.
This new system is part of the procedures to facilitate the provision of basic commodities to the customers of cooperative societies that have been closed down due to discovery of COVID-19 cases. The new app is scheduled to be launched Sunday, May 17 in Khaldiya Cooperative Society with the cooperation of the National Guard.
In a press statement, Head of Khaldiya Cooperative Society Mohammed Al-Ansari expressed appreciation for the role played by the National Guard in operating the cooperative society in a technical manner. He explained that orders are received in the morning via the cooperative society’s website or direct call, and then the order are prepared and delivered in the evening.
When the order is ready, the customer can pick it up from the cooperative society’s parking lot and thereby avoid entering the supermarket. Every customer will pick his/her order from a specific parking area identified by numbers which corresponds with the order number.
Al-Ansari revealed that COVID-19 infected half of the cooperative society’s employees due to which the cooperative society had to be closed last week in fear of spreading it further to its customers. He said Khaldiya Cooperative Society will implement the new system on Sunday this week to serve the residents of the area in providing their basic needs such as food items, vegetables, fruits and more.
Al-Ansari highlighted that the payment process will be done through KNet and will only serve the residents of the area based on the addresses listed on their civil ID, or the shareholder number. He called on other cooperative societies to implement this service to ensure the protection of both their employees and customers from contracting the fast spreading COVID-19, especially in the supermarkets which have closed due to the emergence of COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs and Management Resources at the National Guard Brigadier Riyad Al-Tawari affirmed that officers of the National Guard will be available to provide services and technical support to operate Khaldiya Cooperative Society from Sunday, May 17. He indicated that coordination is underway to operate Nuzha Cooperative Society, which has also closed due to discovery of COVID-19 cases.