ICM calls for cabinet that ‘conveys voters’ message’
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 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