Former MP predicts parliament to include at least 10 opposition MPs
Former MP Riyadh AlAdsani stressed that if he makes it to the coming parliament, he will not resign as he previously did. “In the previous parliament, we could not propose a no-confidence motion against a grilled minister and did not have a majority,” he said, predicting that the coming parliament will at least include 10 opposition members and that he will work with them.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has started preparing 100 schools in various areas around Kuwait to host parliamentary elections due on Nov 26, said informed sources, noting that the schools would be handed over to the Ministry of Interior on Thursday, Nov 24. The sources also noted that Sunday, Nov 27, the day following the elections, would be a day off only for students at those schools, while administrative and teaching staff will have to report to work.
In the meantime, well-informed sources predicted that Municipal Council Chairman Muhalhel AlKhaled will not declare the seats of the five council members - Abdullah Al-Kandari, Ahmed Al-Bughaili, Nayef Al-Sour, Meshari Al-Mutoutah and Mane’ Al-Ajmi - running for parliamentary elections as vacant until a meeting on Nov 21, when the Ministry of Interior will announce the final lists of candidates.
Deputy director of the educational and rehabilitation services sector at the public authority for the disabled Majed Al-Saleh said the authority has formed a team to assess fees collected by private special schools. Saleh added that fees would be set according to the schools’ and nurseries’ assessment and those with low assessment grades would have their fees fixed, while those assessed highly would be allowed to increase their fees by 9-15 percent.
The Ministry of Education’s Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari excluded teachers from the Civil Service Commission’s decision on halting all transfers and deputizing decisions for ministry employees from Nov 1 until a new Cabinet is in office. In other news, the deputy director for customs affairs Suleiman Abdul Aziz Al-Fahd said new jobs appear not to be eligible for allowances on inputting the data in the system. Fahd added that a new committee is being formed jointly between the customs and Civil Service Commission to review those deserving infection and hazard allowances and include them in the system.
Former MP Riyadh Al-Adsani