Five con­test elec­tions’ re­sults

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

KUWAIT: Lawyer Dowaim Al-Mowaizri an­nounced his in­ten­tion to file a case at the con­sti­tu­tional court con­test­ing the elec­tion re­sults on be­half of his client, se­cond con­stituency can­di­date Sal­man Khaled Al-Azmi. Mean­while, four con­tests were filed yes­ter­day at the con­sti­tu­tional court with claims of forgery in the elec­tions re­sults in the first, third, fourth and fifth con­stituen­cies. In other news, the com­pre­hen­sive court yes­ter­day man­dated the in­te­rior min­istry to ap­point a fe­male cit­i­zen hold­ing a de­gree in law as an in­ves­ti­ga­tor. The court also or­dered com­pen­sat­ing the cit­i­zen KD 5,001.

Ac­ci­dent

Three fe­male cit­i­zens were in­jured when they lost con­trol over their ve­hi­cle and it turned over near the Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion Col­lege.

Re­cy­cling site

The mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil’s tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee yes­ter­day ap­proved re­mov­ing all ob­sta­cles at the Saad Al-Ab­dul­lah City project’s site in­clud­ing re­lo­cat­ing a waste re­cy­cling site out­side the city. Com­mit­tee Chair­man Fahd Al-Sane said the com­mit­tee also rec­om­mended ap­prov­ing a re­quest by MSAL to al­lo­cate spe­cial sites to build la­bor com­pounds in var­i­ous gov­er­norates.

Food au­thor­ity

The board chair­man and di­rec­tor of the pub­lic au­thor­ity for food and nu­tri­tion Essa Al-Kan­dari yes­ter­day is­sued a de­ci­sion dep­u­tiz­ing Kuwaiti em­ploy­ees work­ing for mu­nic­i­pal­ity slaugh­ter­houses to work with the au­thor­ity for one year. Kan­dari also is­sued an­other de­ci­sion form­ing the au­thor­ity’s per­ma­nent tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee un­der his chair­man­ship. He ex­plained that the com­mit­tee would be re­spon­si­ble for study­ing and mak­ing rec­om­men­da­tions re­gard­ing food spe­cific stan­dards as per WTO reg­u­la­tions.

La­bor union

Chair­man of the Na­tional Union of Em­ploy­ees (NUE) and the com­merce and in­dus­try min­istry em­ploy­ees’ syn­di­cate Ajmi Falah Al-Mu­talqam said re­cent de­vel­op­ments in Kuwait call for sol­i­dar­ity and hard work for Kuwait’s best in­ter­ests. He also called for fight­ing fi­nan­cial and ad­min­is­tra­tive cor­rup­tion pre­vail­ing in var­i­ous state bod­ies. Mu­talqam stressed that NUE is keen on achiev­ing progress in var­i­ous min­istries and state bod­ies, adding that min­istries must be given ef­fi­cient and com­pe­tent peo­ple ca­pa­ble of shoul­der­ing the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of pro­tect­ing cit­i­zens’ rights. “The PM must se­lect the best on form­ing the new Cabi­net,” he un­der­lined, giv­ing an ex­am­ple of the min­istry of com­merce and in­dus­try, say­ing that it had been suf­fer­ing very much un­der the pre­vi­ous min­is­ter who was in­ca­pable of re­solv­ing var­i­ous prob­lems.

Jaber Cause­way

The Min­istry of Pub­lic Works’ as­sis­tant un­der­sec­re­tary for road engi­neer­ing af­fairs Ahmed Al-Hassan said 69 per­cent of Jaber Cause­way has been com­pleted and that the re­main­ing work is pro­ceed­ing steadily to fin­ish ac­cord­ing to sched­ule in Nov 2018. Hassan added that the project’s to­tal cost is KD 738.75 mil­lion and that the 36-km cause­way link­ing Kuwait City to Sub­biya will be the long­est over­sea bridge in the world. It will help cut the dis­tance be­tween both cities from 104 km to only 36 km.

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