For­mer min­is­ter crit­i­cizes al­low­ing ex­pats to run more than one com­pany

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

For­mer MP and min­is­ter Ahmed Baqer strongly slammed the gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to al­low ex­pats to be hired as man­agers in more than one pri­vate sec­tor com­pany, not­ing that the de­ci­sion was against all de­vel­op­ment plans that call for in­creas­ing the num­ber of cit­i­zens work­ing for the pri­vate sec­tor. “We ex­pected the gov­ern­ment to re­strict some jobs like pub­lic re­la­tions and le­gal staff to Kuwaitis, as we have enough cit­i­zens in these fields,” he said, call­ing for fol­low­ing in Saudi Ara­bia’s foot­steps in this re­gard.

New min­is­ters ex­press ap­pre­ci­a­tion

Newly-ap­pointed Health Min­is­ter Dr Ja­mal Al-Harbi thanked His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber AlSabah, His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad AlSabah for their trust and for choos­ing him in this crit­i­cal pe­riod. He promised to work hard with min­istry of­fi­cials and staff to de­velop health­care ser­vices with a gen­eral motto of ‘ex­cel­lence in health­care, en­hanc­ing trust in the health sys­tem and full co­op­er­a­tion with var­i­ous min­istries’.

Mean­while, Min­is­ter of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor and Min­is­ter of State for Eco­nomic Af­fairs Hind Al-Subaih also ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the trust be­stowed in her and stressed that the com­ing pe­riod will be highly sig­nif­i­cant. Speak­ing to re­porters af­ter an­nounc­ing the new Cab­i­net for­ma­tion, Subaih stressed that she will carry on with what she had al­ready be­gan con­cern­ing eco­nomic is­sues, di­ver­si­fy­ing na­tional in­come re­sources, de­vel­op­ing man­power, go­ing ahead with de­vel­op­ment plan projects and fin­ish­ing au­to­ma­tion projects. Subaih con­firmed her keen­ness on equal law-en­force­ment on ev­ery­body and pro­tect­ing cit­i­zens’ rights.

In the mean­time, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of In­te­rior Sheikh Khaled AlJar­rah Al-Sabah af­firmed de­ter­mi­na­tion to spare no ef­fort for pre­serv­ing the State of Kuwait se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity. Speak­ing in af­ter­math of declar­ing the cab­i­net, min­is­ter Sheikh Khaled Al-Jar­rah told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) he would fully co­op­er­ate with “all par­ties to en­sure con­ti­nu­ity of the process of progress and de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try.” Hop­ing that as­pi­ra­tions of the po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship would be at­tained, the min­is­ter re-em­pha­sized that he would do his best to safe­guard the coun­try’s se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity, as­sur­ing cit­i­zens that the min­istry’s ser­vices would be im­proved.

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