Despite Covid-19 violations in check: Al-Manfouhi Municipality ‘Emergency Team’ wins accolades
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Director-General of the Kuwait Municipality, Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has praised the efforts exerted by the Emergency Team of the Kuwait Municipality, Capital Governorate, to apply the law on violators of the law, keep in check encroachments on government land and ensure the building contractors do not violate the laws, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
Al-Manfouhi said during a tour of Bneid Al Gar, in spite of the Municipality involved in the task of keeping a tap to prevent the spread of Covid-19, it does not turn a blind eye to other violations and at all times applies the basic construction rules when it comes to real estate.
The Capital Governorate Emergency Team has issued 36 citations to violating real estates, while 18 builders have amended their situations. He said the violators are referred to the judiciary and it can take up to three years before a court issues a verdict.
He said the Kuwait Municipality does not have the power in its hands according to the Law No. 33/2016 to look into the violations of the real estate. The regulatory agency at the Municipality works according to the law and does not take any action prior to issuing a warning. He said the Municipality has collected millions of dinars in fines from the violators of Municipal laws.
Al-Manfouhi has called upon the citizens and expatriates to respect the Municipal laws be in matters of construction or cleanliness.
Al Manfouhi also spoke about the spring camps and said it depends on the concerned authorities who are concerned about keeping the coronavirus infection cases low.
On returning to Stage Five of normalcy during which wedding and cinema halls are expected to open, he said, this depends on the Ministry of Health.