Com­mit­tee dis­cusses re­port on early re­tire­ment & re­tirees loan in­ter­ests

Gen­er­ate job op­por­tu­ni­ties for Kuwaitis: MP

Arab Times - - LOCAL - (PAAAFR). The gover­nor ex­pressed hap­pi­ness in in­au­gu­rat­ing the mu­ral, af­firm­ing the im­por­tance of hon­or­ing the mar­tyrs who sac­ri­ficed their lives for Kuwait. He thanked the Di­rec­tor of Mar­tyrs Of­fice for invit­ing him to in­au­gu­rate the mu­ral. Di­rec­tor Ge

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim

Arab Times Staff

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The par­lia­men­tary Fi­nan­cial and Eco­nomic Af­fairs Com­mit­tee on Wed­nes­day dis­cussed the re­port of the com­pany tasked to study pro­pos­als re­gard­ing early re­tire­ment and re­duc­ing in­ter­est on loans granted to re­tirees.

Com­mit­tee Chair­man MP Salah Khor­shid dis­closed the re­port con­tains pos­i­tive in­di­ca­tors which will be ben­e­fi­cial to re­tirees. He af­firmed the com­mit­tee will soon present al­ter­na­tives in ac­cor­dance with the law.

He said the com­mit­tee and the gov­ern­ment are keen on fi­nal­iz­ing these two pro­pos­als, in­di­cat­ing the pro­posal to re­duce in­ter­est on loans granted to re­tirees is ex­pected to take ef­fect in mid-April.

He added the com­mit­tee will meet the com­pany early next month to present the fi­nal ver­sion of the pro­posal on early re­tire­ment in the pres­ence of Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker Mar­zouq Al-Ghanim.

He went on to say the com­mit­tee will meet on Sun­day to fi­nal­ize de­lib­er­a­tions on the Com­mer­cial Regis­ter Bill. He re­vealed the panel is still re­vis­ing ar­ti­cles nine and 19 of the bill.

Mean­while, MP Safaa Al-Hashem urged the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Man­power to gen­er­ate job op­por­tu­ni­ties for Kuwaitis.

Ad­dress­ing His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber AlMubarak, Al-Hashem as­serted, “The cor­rup­tion that sad­dens Your High­ness is due to the lop­sided pop­u­la­tion struc­ture and re­cruit­ment of for­eign­ers in­stead of cit­i­zens.”

Al-Hashem said some peo­ple want to implicate HH the Prime Min­is­ter, adding that “who­ever wrote the premier’s state­ment on cor­rup­tion wants to implicate him due to the di­lap­i­dated ad­min­is­tra­tive struc­ture that con­trib­uted to the spread of cor­rup­tion in the coun­try.”

Fur­ther­more, the Bud­gets and Fi­nal Ac­counts Com­mit­tee on Wed­nes­day tack­led the al­le­ga­tion of the State Au­dit Bureau that the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters usu­ally de­cides in fa­vor of gov­ern­ment agen­cies Far­waniya Gover­nor Ret. Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Sheikh Ahmed AlNawaf in­au­gu­rated a mu­ral with pic­tures of mar­tyrs in Mishref Park.

The event was held un­der the pa­tron­age of the gover­nor and with the co­op­er­a­tion of Mar­tyrs Of­fice and Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Agri­cul­tural Af­fairs and Fish Re­sources

when­ever there is a dis­pute be­tween these agen­cies and the bureau.

Com­mit­tee Chair­man MP Ad­nan Ab­dulSa­mad said they agreed on the fol­low­ing: ask the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters to in­ves­ti­gate ap­proved ten­ders which harmed pub­lic funds, iden­tify the cul­prits, sub­mit a re­port in this re­gard to the Na­tional Assem­bly, in­struct the bureau to in­ves­ti­gate tourism records and in­vest­ment con­tracts to en­sure com­pli­ance with the law.

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