Woman found living in the desert with two daughters
Trio taken to social care home
KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Subaih ordered the examination of a Kuwaiti woman found living in a tent with her two daughters in the Nuwaiseeb desert. The woman used to work for the interior ministry and was expelled for absenteeism. The woman’s social allowance has been suspended since 2004. Reports about a woman living alone in the desert with her daughters had gone viral on social media, and the social affairs ministry confirmed the reports to be true yesterday. It arranged for the woman and her daughters to be taken to a social care home. However, after preparing a temporary residence for her, it was discovered that the woman is suffering from mental illness, so she was sent to the psychiatric diseases hospital, while her daughters are being medically examined.
The Supreme Planning Council’s Assistant Secretary General Bader AlRefa’e said that 98 percent of Jaber Hospital is ready, and the facility will be handed over as per the Ministry of Public Works’ reports. Refa’e visited the site yesterday escorted by the ministry’s assistant undersecretaries, and told reporters that the visit was part of a series of visits to sites where development projects are being carried out to check work progress, and to overcome any possible obstacles in collaboration with relevant government bodies. Refa’e added that his team recently visited the new airport, Al-Zour refinery and other projects.
Meanwhile, the ministry’s road engineering sector announced the launch of a new phase of the Jamal Abdul Nasser Road development project and said that Minister Abdurrahman Al-Mutawa gave orders to lengthen the road by nine kilometers more. Mutawa said that the project is one of the largest infrastructure ventures constructed in collaboration with a consortium comprising of the Arab Office and Louis Berger at a total cost of KD 242.42 million. He added that the project is scheduled to be completed by mid-2018.
A 41-year-old citizen was killed after losing control over his vehicle, which turned over on Fifth Ring Road near Bayan Palace.
The administrative court yesterday ordered the suspension and cancellation of Al-Seddiq Co-op Society’s board elections, which were set to be held today, because of suspicions of forgery in candidates’ registration. Meanwhile, consumer protection and commercial inspection teams foiled an attempt to forge the production country of Pakistani potatoes after re-bagging and labeling them as Lebanese potatoes in order to sell them for higher prices. The potato shipment was seized at the vegetable market.