By A Saleh
KUWAIT: The government plans to urge the parliament to discuss three main issues during monthly two-hour discussions it had proposed to discuss certain issues, well-informed sources said. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the sources explained that the government intends to request discussing citizens’ employment in both the public and private sectors and replacing expat employees with citizens in a bid to reduce unemployment rates – a process commonly known as jobs’ ‘Kuwaitization’.
“The government will also propose discussing road repairs, future plans to resolve traffic congestions and the railway project execution,” the sources said. The sources added that the third topic the government seeks to discuss is its plans to execute the 2035 development plan. “Those discussions will start in April,” the sources stressed.
Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Rana Al-Fares said the total number of cancelled housing applications between 1985 and Sept 8, 2019 is 28,197. Responding to an inquiry by MP Mohammad Al-Dallal, Fares stressed that the Public Authority for Housing Welfare is committed to providing housing welfare to candidates eligible according to law number 47/1993 and its amendments and according to rules and regulations.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) is scheduled to approve new reshuffle decisions this week including directors at the ministry as well as various educational zones. In another educational concern, informed sources said MoE has completed preparing lists of those due to retire by the end of this school year, including educational and administrative staff members. The sources added that the lists include around 120 employees (85 citizens and 35 expats) who have been in service for over 34 years.