KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Essa Al-Kandari confirmed that the draft strategic payroll alternative will be included in the government’s work program for the 17th legislative term (2023-2027), which will reach the National Assembly in the next two days. “The strategic payroll alternative was presented in the government’s previous work program last November, with a timetable of one to two years for its completion,” Kandari said.
Responding to a parliamentarian’s inquiry about the minister responsible for the development of the northern economic zone and the Silk City, he said: “Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Investment Dr Saad Al-Barrak is the minister responsible for this.”
At the end of the session, National Assembly Speaker Ahmad Al-Saadoun announced the opening of the item on the membership of deputies in the Arab Parliament, namely MPs Mohammad Al-Huwailah, Khaled Al-Otaibi, Ahmed Lari and Hamdan Al-Azmi, as the council agreed to renew their membership. Saadoun adjourned the supplementary session of the National Assembly, provided that a special session will be held on Thursday at 9 am.
The National Assembly had moved at the beginning of its session on Wednesday to discuss the Amiri speech, which opened the first session of the 17th legislative term. It is noteworthy that the Council of Ministers adopted in its weekly meeting on Monday the government’s work program for the 17th legislative term (2023-2027) and decided to refer it to the National Assembly. — KUNA