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KUWAIT CITY, March 15: With the resumption of normal working hours in various ministries and government agencies for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of the year 2020, traffic jams and congestion have returned to the streets of Kuwait.
Meanwhile, a problem arose in some ministries in terms of the lack of offices compared to their numbers in these agencies, reports Al-Rai daily.
While touring the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Electricity and Water, the daily observed that many employees were crowded in the lobbies of the two ministries because there were no offices for them.
Informed sources said, “Most of the government agencies are suffering from this problem. The COVID-19 crisis, which lasted about two years, may be a fig leaf that was hiding this problem. During the last two years, the rate of appointments in government agencies rose significantly. Last year, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) succeeded in appointing 8,000 employees in these entities”.
With regard to the demands to divide the shifts into morning and evening to address this problem, sources from CSC said, “The Civil Service Commission has so far been committed to the permanence of a single shift at a rate of 100 percent. If proposals are submitted in this regard, it will definitely need legislation and decisions for approval and implementation in government agencies”.