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Thursday , September 19 2019

Wasta jobs set plan for Assembly grilling – Lack of plan

KUWAIT CITY, April 20: Several MPs have unveiled their plan to grill ministers over the last couple of days. MP Riyadh Al-Adsani intends to grill Minister of Communications and State Minister for Youth and Sports Affairs Mohammed Al-Jabri on the distribution of agricultural plots, violations at the Ministry of Communications and issues concerning the Public Authority for Sports. MPs Mohammed Al-Dallaal and Adel Al-Damkhi have expressed support for the interpellation.

Al-Adsani pointed out that pulling strings or using ‘wasta’ (infl uence) is the number one factor which negatively affects competence, adaptability and skill of national manpower.

He said government officials continue to grant employment quota to MPs, such that less qualified individuals backed by MPs are given job opportunities rather than the deserving applicants.

He added he will submit another interpellation motion against the concerned minister including the prime minister if necessary, noting that he had earlier tackled this issue and will continue doing so until it is resolved.

On the other hand, MP Adel Al-Damkhi also confirmed support for the plan of MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari to submit a grilling motion against the prime minister on the government’s failure to implement its general policy and absence of a clear and actionable 10-year plan.

Additionally, sources revealed that after several brief meetings with MP Faraaj Al-Arbeed, MP Hamdan Al-Azmi hinted on submitting another interpellation motion against Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Housing Affairs Jenan Boushehri.

Al-Arbeed had earlier been quoted as saying that he is expecting the interpellation and he will be the first to sign the noconfidence motion.

He asserted the public is fully aware of what is happening in the political arena and understand the statements of ministers and MPs.

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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