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Govt keen on fighting corruption: minister

KUWAIT: The Government under guidance of His Highness the Prime minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah is moving forward in the fight against corruption, said Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sane yesterday.

Speaking to journalists on sidelines of the parliamentary session, he explained that a new relevant law had been presented to the Anti-Corruption Authority and the legislations development committee at the Ministry of Justice as well as a number of other government departments.

The Ministry, in coordination with the Legislative and Legal Affairs Commission, has decided to be prudent to spare the Constitutional Court unnecessary criticisms regarding the appeal, to be cross-examined on Sunday. The minister stressed on the government keenness on the Anti-Corruption Authority law, adding that it ensures greater protection and independence for the authority.

Meanwhile, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr Ali Al-Omair said that the government was keen on answering parliamentary inquires in accordance with the constitution and statute of the Parliament.
In the Parliament’s session, Omair said that the Cabinet agreed in previous sessions to hold a special meeting with the Assembly’s bureau to discuss issues connected with parliamentary inquiries addressed to the government.

He affirmed that the government respected any questions from the parliamentarians regarding ministers’ performance, noting that the absence of several ministers in previous legislative sessions was not an attempt to avoid MPs’ questions. – KUNA

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