KUWAIT: Informed sources at the Civil Service Commission stressed that since the beginning of the year, the commission had been registering around 400-500 jobseekers weekly, noting it is easier to employ applicants holding medical or technical degrees as they barely wait for a month before getting appointed.
Ministry of Education’s assistant undersecretary for financial affairs Yousef Al-Najjar announced that the ministry has installed modern automated surveillance cameras at MoE’s warehouses in Subhan, noting that the cameras are on 24/7. Najjar said that upon instructions from Minister Hamed Al-Azmi, the cameras were installed at all MoE warehouses, adding that the system records and keeps old videos to be used as reference in cases of emergencies, such as the recent fires.
The Municipality’s deputy director for Hawalli and Ahmadi affairs Fahd Al-Shetaili said that owners of occasional tents and marquees in Ahmadi had received final warnings, after which the municipality will remove the tents if the owners do not do so themselves.
A recent audit report stressed the state treasury is still deprived from making revenues by collecting fines from contractors working for MPW. According to the report, the uncollected fines due on 15 contracting companies, including one fined KD 18.5 million, total around KD 44 million until the end of the previous fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2019.
Well-informed sources said the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) urged the Cabinet to reallocate land at Kabd storage site after deducting the portions needed for the railway project. PAI also urged the Municipality to take immediate measures in this respect so that the site can be developed and reused.
Umrah offices raided
The ministry of awqaf and Islamic affairs raided a number of unlicensed umrah offices, said informed sources, noting that the ministry also urged all imams and muezzins to stop publicizing these offices in mosques. The ministry also urged the offices to legalize their statuses and send lists of pilgrims and letters of guarantee to the ministry’s hajj affairs department in due time to avoid legal accountability of up to KD 50,000 in penalties and one year in prison.
Paying disabled Kuwaiti
Chairman of the parliamentary committee for the disabled affairs Mubarak Al-Hajraf said in its meeting yesterday, the committee approved a number of proposals including paying every disabled Kuwaiti a KD 10,000 grant regardless of the number of disabled members in a single family. The proposals also included providing various ministries, universities and courts with sign language interpreters, establishing special offices for the disabled in all governorates and providing online services for them.
By A Saleh