‘Protecting life, property of citizens, expats is MoI duty’ – New Jahra Security Directorate HQ opened

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KUWAIT CITY, June 17, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad A l – K h a l e d Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Thursday the security personnel are entrusted with protecting the and property of citizens and expatriates. “The plan to upgrade the facilities of the Ministry of Interior and build the capacity of the security personnel is well underway,” he said in a speech to the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters of Al-Jahra Security Directorate tonight.

“The Ministry has recently made headway in implementing its strategy to cut down the rate of criminal offences thanks to the dedication and strenuous efforts of the security personnel,” he affirmed.

Sheikh Mohammad conveyed to the leaders and staffers of the Security Directorate the greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Meanwhile, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt-Gen Suleiman Al-Fahad reaffirmed the Ministry’s commitment to upgrade and modernize its facilities according to the set timetable. “The Ministry’s plans in this regard take stock of the world’s latest developments in terms of management and security,” he added.

On his part, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services Maj.-Gen. Eid Abu- Salib made a presentation on the new building. “The four-story building covers has a total area of 20,000 sq m and is equipped with the state-of-the-art technologies,” he noted. Governor of Al-Jahra Lt-Gen rtd Fahad Al-Amir extolled the efforts being made by Sheikh Mohammad and the senior officers of the Ministry of Interior to protect the security of the country. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior declared on Friday starting enrollment at Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences, covering 38 specializations.

The ministry in a statement affirmed that its educational and training policies aim to enhance performance of security tasks, noting that registration is open for any capable and qualified citizen. In a separate statement, the MoI urged parents to keep their children indoor in later hours particularly during the Ramadan Gergiaan festival. It also called on motorists to drive slowly on roads in residential districts. The ministry cautioned against allowing girls wearing jewelries and precious accessories to be alone in public places. The MoI is increasing number of patrols and intensifying security precautions for citizens and residents’ safety.

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