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SAB warns MoE against ‘wastage’ of public funds – MPW to retire 34-yrs in service employees

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KUWAIT CITY, April 29: The State Audit Bureau (SAB) has warned the Education Ministry against continuous wastage of public funds, pointing out thousands of Kuwaiti dinars have been disbursed to employees without justification, reports Al-Qabas daily.

A copy of the SAB report obtained by the daily showed misappropriation of about KD 54,000. The bureau stressed the need to stop granting financial privileges to employees without legal grounds, indicating this has been happening for more than a fiscal year.

The bureau added it is surprising that the ministry has not taken any action while it has yet to respond to some letters and submit documents needed to perform supervisory tasks.

Meanwhile, Undersecretary of Ministry of Public Works Eng Awatif Al- Ghunaim has affirmed that those who served the ministry for 34 years and above, whether citizens or expatriates, will be referred for retirement by September, reports Al-Anba daily. She indicated about the coordination with Civil Service Commission and Public Authority for Social Security to arrange the retirement procedures for those included in the list.

Meanwhile, Eng Al-Ghunaim said the technical committee of the ministry has completed studying the technical specifications of Jahra Ministry Complex tenders, adding that the Central Tenders Committee has been informed to award the tender of the complex to the contractor at the least price of KD 329 million. In the meantime, acting Secretary- General of Kuwait University Dr Adam Al-Mulla has sent a letter to the chairman of Municipal Council, requesting the construction of an overhead bridge on Fourth Ring Road to link the buildings of Medical Sciences Center in Jabriya with those belonging to the Faculty of Public Health in Hawally, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Al-Mulla said the sites serve a huge number of people from the faculty staff to students and visitors, due to which there is a need to facilitate movement between the two sites through the Fourth Ring Road, especially to overcome the problem of parking spaces for cars at the Hawally side, in addition to the congestion witnessed in the vicinity.