Jail sentence for using disabled parking starting from January 1
Director of the public authority for disabled affairs Dr Shafiqa Al-Awadhi said that in collaboration with the interior ministry, article 63 of law 8/2010 pertaining the rights of the disabled will be strictly enforced effective January 1, 2017. Awadhi explained that the article states that “Those using disabled parking spaces will be punished by a maximum of one month imprisonment and/or a KD 200 fine”. Awadhi urged all disabled people to immediately renew their cards and make sure the ones they have are valid in order to avoid problems with the traffic police.
In related news, the Interior Ministry announced yesterday that four expatriate drivers were deported for driving without a license, after they were caught during crackdowns carried out by the traffic department. The campaigns took place from November 27 to December 3, resulting in issuing 33,012 traffic tickets, 885 vehicles were impounded and 53 persons were jailed for committing grave violations.
The Public Authority for Manpower is currently working on completing a trial procedure for outstanding private and oil sector companies with the lists system that is due to be launched by the beginning of next year. Notably, the authority coordinated with the ministry of commerce and industry and the industries union to select 13 companies to be included on the list. The selected companies will be given certain privileges including assessing their need for labor to get one worker per 5 sq m of the total area of the rented premises, with a maximum of 200 workers per license.