Cabinet ‘mulls resignation’

KUWAIT: Well-informed ministerial sources said that the Cabinet is seriously considering submitting its resignation to HH the Amir during its weekly meeting on Monday and leaving the final decision to him. The sources added that this would be discussed on the meeting as Ministers express their dissatisfaction with the way lawmakers had been dealing with the Cabinet and their attempts attempt to propose unconstitutional laws such as cancelling the fuel and electricity price increases. “There is a great deal of dissatisfaction with some MPs seeking to settle old scores at the expense of development plans”, the sources explained, noting that such practices are hindering reform as well as the government’s future strategies and plans.

Further, they stressed that MPs have been unjustifiably filing interpellations and inquiries for the sake of creating a state of tension and political crises. “This undermines the principle of inter-powers cooperation”, the sources remarked, pointing that the parliament have been in office for just two months and that all those threats of grilling motions over already decided upon matters are illogical. “These things prove that MP do not target reform and only want to pick up confrontations with the government”, added the sources. They noted that the grilling motion filed against the Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud included so many constitutional loopholes.

Labor complaints
The Manpower Authority said that the total number of labor complaints filed in 2016 was 11,000 of which 2,037 were settled in favor of the laborers and 1,225 in favor of employers. The Authority added that the total number of absconding reports dropped from 13,000 five years earlier to only 7,000 in 2016.

Nationalization bill
MPs Nasser Al-Doussari, Salah Khorsheed, Abdullah Fahhad, Khaled Al-Otaibi and Marzouq Al-Khalifa yesterday proposed a bill to nationalize at least 2000 bedoons recorded in the 1965 census.

‘New Kuwait’ plans
Within its plans to build ‘New Kuwait’, the Public Authority for Housing Welfare intends to offer 13 projects – with over 170,000 housing units for public bidding.
An audit bureau report showed that CSC had paid financial bonuses to a special work team without

By A Saleh

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