KUWAIT: Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Fahd Al-Shula called for finishing preparations and forming committees needed at least one month before receiving new cleaning contracts. Speaking while presiding a meeting of the supreme planning and coordination committee attended by Kuwait Municipality Director Ahmad Al-Manfouhi and a number of top municipal officials, Shula stressed that he will never hesitate to refer any employees or official to the public prosecution in case of dereliction in receiving cleaning machinery and equipment or delaying cleaning companies’ work as defined in the contracts signed with them.
Municipal Council member Humoud Al-Enezi hailed the meeting, noting that it discussed the measures to be followed on receiving cleaning machinery and equipment needed for the new cleaning contracts, which confirm the minister’s keenness on avoiding all previous shortcomings. Enezi also hailed the minister’s statements concerning strict accountability. He also suggested mounting surveillance cameras on garbage trucks for security, performance and quality control reasons.
Separately, Chairman of the Capital Committee at the Municipal Council Hassan Kamal said that the committee approved a Public Authority for Industry (PAI) request to add the activity of health clubs and spas in Shuwaikh industrial area, another request by the foreign ministry to remove a Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) gas station from the diplomatic area in Daiya, a request by the Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (PART) to allocate a parking area opposite the Kuwait National Guards headquarters and a request by the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training (PAAET) to build a vocational training building in Jaber Al-Ahmad.
By Meshaal Al-Enezi