KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: The Ministry of Social Affairs suffers from lack of annual revenues that it collects for the State treasury, especially since it is the largest government agency providing services and financial aid to a large segment of society, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources.
Wedding halls are among the most viral source of revenues, but the ministry incurred huge losses due to the exceptional circumstances the country is going through in view of the corona pandemic and the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of the virus like the prohibition of gatherings and closure of wedding and event halls until further notice, sources revealed. Sources revealed the wedding halls had zero revenues in the last fiscal year – 2019/2020; especially after the cancellation of hundreds of reservations, refund of payments for these reservations and provision of insurance to the owners. Sources said the ministry refunded about KD 33,000 due to the cancellation of 318 reservations. Sources added the revenues for fiscal 2018/2019 amounted to more than