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Most expat private sector workers ‘regular laborers’; Kuwaitis ‘managers’

National Democratic Alliance calls for ending ‘political chaos’ in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) revealed that the ‘regular laborer’ category is the top line of work in the private sector compared to any other job categories in terms of the number of expatriate laborers hired in Kuwait. Meanwhile, Kuwaitis are mainly appointed as managers in the private sector. A recent report issued by the CSC explained that citizens mostly refrained from private sector jobs related to agriculture or fishing – only 16 citizens worked in such jobs in 2015 and 12 in 2019.
The report also showed that expat laborers working in the private sector totaled 406,783 in 2015 compared to 451,885 in 2019, which makes the total number of expats working for the private sector 1,663,000, while Kuwaitis make up only 71,013 with a limited increase of 4,506 workers in the same period. The report added that 1,486,809 people were appointed in the private sector in 2015, including 1,420,302 expats and 66,507 citizens.

A 26-year-old Indian died after jumping from the sixth floor of a building he resided in in Fintas, said security sources, quoting an Egyptian eyewitness who reported the matter. Preliminary investigations indicate that the case was a suicide. Further investigations are ongoing in the case.

‘Political chaos’
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) called for making bold decisions to end what it described as the ‘political chaos’ Kuwait is experiencing in the form of conflicts dominating the Cabinet and the absence of the parliament’s role in monitoring executive performance. A press release issued by NDA yesterday alleged that the Cabinet has been neglecting running state affairs “due to internal conflicts, as ministers are too busy with attempts to politically topple each rather than tending to their executive duties, and to do so, they have been using lawmakers and media platforms.”
“The government is no longer united and ministers are mainly preoccupied by keeping their positions regardless of the price – be it political stability or wasting public funds – to escape confronting parliamentary deviations,” NDA added. Further, NDA sees that the way out of this dilemma is through a radical Cabinet reshuffle to remove those calling for tension or have special agendas and hold snap parliamentary elections.

By A Saleh

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