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Ministry official jailed for facilitating funds’ theft

KUWAIT: The appeals court rejected a request to suspend a jail sentence against an official at the Awqaf Ministry and decided to jail him to serve a seven-year sentence in a case of facilitating the theft of public funds from the Holy Quran printing authority. The court will complete the court procedure and consider a request to suspend the execution of the sentence awaiting the second suspect in the case, who is a Saudi national and also sentenced to seven years in jail.
Separately, the commercial court decided to award a citizen KD 170,000 as material and moral compensation. The citizen had agreed with a contracting company to build a house in a year, but after two years, the contract was not fulfilled. When the frame of the house was finally completed, the engineering office report said the house is not fit for habitation and faces a risk of collapsing.

Road project
Sixteen local companies submitted offers for tender for the Jaber Al-Ahmad Expressway towards Mutlaa to the Central Tenders Committee, which was put out by the Public Works Ministry. The awarding will be announced 10 days after examination of the offers by CTC. Meanwhile, MPW is expected to sign the construction of Ring Road 6.5, which will serve new areas, during August. The 6.5 project links main roads with the new university city with a length of 15 km that starts from the Seventh Ring Road and ends at the Airport Road.

Unlicensed signboards
Kuwait Municipality’s Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said he wrote to the legal department to set a mechanism to deal with those who place signboards on various occasions in violation of rules and regulations. Manfouhi said the signs constitute a danger to motorists, adding that the municipality removed all signs during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday in the six governorates.

By A Saleh

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