KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah told lawmakers yesterday that the health of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is witnessing “remarkable improvements.” In his intervention during a parliamentary session at the National Assembly, he also recalled the painful 30-year memory of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. “Kuwaitis were a symbol of unity and cohesion as they overcame all difficulties,” he said, applauding “our brothers and friends” worldwide, who helped liberate the country in 1991.
Separately, he affirmed the government’s readiness and transparent approach to discussing its coronavirus efforts, expressing his surprise at the inclusion of a request to discuss the matter within the three-article parliamentary grilling against the finance minister. “We will talk about what we did wrong and what we might be wrong about,” he said, “about what we do not know, what we will learn about and what we will overcome – clearly.”
“For all of you know that the whole world is dealing with a health crisis, nobody knows the extents of which but God. The government is ready to benefit from parliamentary suggestions in regards to the matter,” he added. “As long as we are human, we will surely make mistakes. We will review (our decisions),” he said. “We will make adjustments as much as possible, and we will face up to and assume our responsibilities,” he added. Other matters have come to the fray in the midst of the pandemic issue, which he said the government would do all in its power to address “without hesitation.”
The National Assembly approved nine letters on different topics during the session, among which was a letter from head of the parliamentary committee on health and social affairs MP Talal Al-Jalal, requesting extension of the committee’s work period to submit a report on the safety of using 5G network, regarding people and the environment.
Also, head of the parliamentary committee for youth and sport MP Nabeel Al-Fadhel requested extension to investigate monetary and administrative violations, to submit the final report by end of August. The assembly also approved a letter from MP Yousef Al-Fadhala, where he called on the Cabinet to grant rewards not only for those who worked in the frontlines to fight the coronavirus, but for everyone who worked during this crisis.
The other letters included tasking the parliamentary committee on human resources with presenting a report on evaluating senior officials and extending work period for internal affairs and defense committee to present a report on traffic. Moreover, it included the report of legislative and legal committee amendments on work in the oil sector and re-tasking the public utilities committee with presenting a report on food security within two months.
Meanwhile, the assembly received a letter from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, thanking Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem and MPs for congratulating His Highness on the success of his surgery. It also received a letter from His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, thanking Speaker and MPs for their Eid Al-Adha greetings for His Highness the Amir. His Highness Sheikh Nawaf also thanked the Speaker and MPs for sending their greetings for him on Eid Al-Adha, in another letter. – KUNA