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Ministry weighs in on exchanging vacations for cash

KUWAIT: Minister of Finance and Minister of Economic and Investment Affairs Abdulwahhab Al-Rushaid pledged to open a supplementary appropriation regarding a decree to exchange cash for government employees for the balance of periodic leaves during the service period, after the approval of the state’s general budget.

In an intervention during the special session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, Al-Rushaid said that the Ministry of Finance will set the appropriate regulations with the Civil Service Commission regarding (selling vacations).

Regarding the disbursement of the front liners financial support, for those who were fighting COVID-19, Al-Rushaid explained that it was paid out to 55 government authorities at an amount of KD 409 million, stressing that the ministry is waiting for eight authorities to send their statements for approval and disbursement. – KUNA

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