ICM calls for cabi­net that ‘con­veys vot­ers’ mes­sage’

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

The Is­lamic Con­sti­tu­tional Move­ment (ICM) con­grat­u­lated the Kuwaiti peo­ple for the suc­cess of the par­lia­men­tary elec­tions and the re­sults achieved by re­formists. The re­sults con­vey a gen­eral sense of pub­lic re­jec­tion to those who could not meet peo­ple’s ex­pec­ta­tions, ICM’s Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Mo­hammed Ab­dul­lah Al-Olaim said in a state­ment.

Fur­ther, Olaim stressed that ICM de­mands the for­ma­tion of a cabi­net that will con­vey the vot­ers’ mes­sage and help achieve their as­pi­ra­tions. He added that the new cabi­net’s for­ma­tion will have to en­hance na­tional se­cu­rity, and re­vive the econ­omy by fix­ing eco­nomic prob­lems with­out over­bur­den­ing the cit­i­zens. “The gov­ern­ment must also sup­port po­lit­i­cal re­form, undo the in­jus­tice of with­draw­ing cit­i­zen­ships, stop prose­cut­ing peo­ple for ex­press­ing po­lit­i­cal opin­ions and co­op­er­ate with law­mak­ers,” he un­der­lined, not­ing that ICM has con­ser­va­tions against reap­point­ing min­is­ters who had com­mit­ted ‘con­sti­tu­tional vi­o­la­tions’ as well as those who failed in run­ning any pub­lic or pri­vate es­tab­lish­ments.

Can­di­dates’ hir­ing

Can­di­dates with pend­ing ap­point­ments for lead­ing po­si­tions at the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion will be ap­pointed af­ter the for­ma­tion of the new cabi­net, As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Pub­lic Ed­u­ca­tion Fa­tima Al-Kan­dari said. She added that lists of ad­di­tional can­di­dates will be is­sued by mid-De­cem­ber so that they can be in­ter­viewed shortly. In other news, and as per the in­struc­tions from the Civil Ser­vices Com­mis­sion, the min­istry will start with­draw­ing the ve­hi­cles handed over to all se­nior of­fi­cials and un­der­sec­re­taries start­ing from Jan­uary 2017, and in­stead will pay them a KD 250 monthly al­lowance.

KUWAIT: Newly-elected MPs are pic­tured in­side the par­lia­ment’s build­ing, where they were taken on a tour yes­ter­day ahead of the in­au­gu­ral ses­sion next Sunday.— Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

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