KUWAIT: Kuwait National Assembly will hold its ordinary session on Tuesday and Wednesday, to discuss items on its agenda, highlighting bills to link the budgets of ministries, government departments, attached and independent authorities for fiscal year 2022- 2023. On the agenda are requests to form parliamentary investigation committees, submitted by some members, to investigate the distribution of lots by the Public Authority of Industry, and a request to assign the Parliamentary Public Funds Protection Committee to investigate the excesses of industrial lots and their distributions.

The parliament will then discuss several reports of the Parliamentary Budgets and Final Account Committee, including bills linking budgets of attached and independent authorities as well as ministries and government departments for fiscal year 2022-2023. The above mentioned item also includes other reports of parliamentary budgets, which are bills to approve the final statements of some independent authorities for 2020-21 and a bill to transfer funds among government departments for 2021-22.

Other included reports on the agenda are reports of the Parliamentary Committee on bills regarding approving the final statements of many attached and independent government authorities for fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20, as well as fiscal years 2011-12 to 2015-16, and reports of the relevant supervisory authorities. Among the proposals on the agenda is the proposal of a law to amend some provisions of internal by-laws of the National Assembly, a bill to replace the phrase (domestic worker) with the word (servant) wherever it is stipulated in the relevant laws, a bill on import and on government bonds.

The agenda includes reports of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, in which bills were included to approve agreements, final documents, memoranda of understanding and protocols between Kuwait's government and other governments, or international and European unions in various fields. An item of Suggestions for Decisions was also included on the agenda, which includes a proposal for a decision submitted by some members to refer the request for interpretation of Articles (87, 90, 104 and 106) to the Constitutional Court.

Another proposal was submitted by Representative Dr Abdulkarim Al-Kandari regarding the Kuwaitization of all jobs in the National Assembly, in addition to an item for State Audit Bureau reports, which includes the National Assembly's assignment of the State Audit Bureau to prepare a report on results of examination, review, and verification of all abuses related to concluding the deal to purchase (Eurofighter) aircraft.

Among the items listed are the financial status of the Public Corporation for Housing Welfare projects at the end of fiscal year 2019-20 and a letter directed by head of Public Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) regarding the authority's first semi-annual report for 2020-21, issued to cover the period from January 1 to September 30, 2020. The report includes exclusively the activities and efforts of the technical body related to preventing and combating corruption, and includes all the obstacles that Nazaha recorded during that period and its recommendations to remove the causes of those obstacles. - KUNA