Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri

KUWAIT: Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri has terminated the contracts of all expatriate advisors working in various ministry sectors, well-informed sources said. The minister believes that the ministry does not require the services of the laid off employees where there are Kuwaiti candidates who can replace them, the sources added. This step is part of a series of ministerial decisions expected to be issued within the next few weeks. Jabri also called for reducing the number of Kuwaiti advisors in the ministry, especially those who are not punctual and have no positive impact on the ministry, the sources noted.

KD 11.15 billion revenues

Officials statistics issued by the finance ministry showed that Kuwait's total revenues by the end of nine months of the fiscal year 2017-2018 reached KD 11.15 billion, of which KD 10.15 billion were generated by the oil sector. Statistics also showed that the total deficit in the same period was KD 2.477 billion, the Future Generations Reserve Fund got KD 1.1 billion and total fees and taxes collected amounted to KD 346 million.

Co-op elections

Head of the labor union at the Kuwait Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies (KUCCS) Ali Al-Kandari called for dealing with legal loopholes prior to conducting any co-op board elections. He also called for holding a meeting for all co-ops board chairpersons to discuss problems and solve them within the 'one co-op family'. Kandari said some legal loopholes might jeopardize this pillar of the national economy. Kandari also called for holding a meeting between the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor's assistant undersecretary for co-op affairs Sheikha Al-Adawani and board chiefs to discuss the election dates.

By A Saleh