GCC In­mates Week un­der­way

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

As part of Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil (GCC) coun­tries’ ef­forts in the field of hu­man rights, and as they strive to boost civil so­ci­ety’s role in pro­tect­ing in­mates’ fam­i­lies, the uni­fied GCC In­mates Week be­gan yes­ter­day un­der the pa­tron­age of In­te­rior Min­istry’s Act­ing As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Cor­rec­tional In­sti­tu­tions Af­fairs Ma­jor Gen­eral Ma­jid Al-Ma­jid.

Ma­jid said the week’s ac­tiv­i­ties re­flect the vol­ume of care that in­mates at cor­rec­tional in­sti­tu­tions re­ceive in GCC coun­tries while serv­ing their sen­tences. He said the week’s slo­gan ‘To­gether We Achieve Re­form’ re­flects re­hab ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams pre­sented to in­mates in GCC coun­tries. He added that Kuwait’s In­te­rior Min­istry pays great at­ten­tion to this week, as it joins Gulf in­te­rior min­istries in re­lated fields. Ac­cord­ing to him, one of the most no­table goals of this ac­tiv­ity is re­form­ing in­mates through re­hab, ed­u­ca­tion and psy­chi­atric pro­grams, and help them rein­te­grate back into the so­ci­ety to be­come ac­tive el­e­ments in serv­ing the coun­try. An­other goals is to present the in­mate’s role and his ef­forts while in prison, and uti­lize his ex­pe­ri­ence and pro­fes­sion in the so­ci­ety to be able to pro­vide for his fam­ily and meet its needs, he added. Ma­jid said that the qual­i­ta­tive shift in in­mates’ ser­vices is an ev­i­dence that re­form be­came an al­ter­na­tive method for pun­ish­ment.

Mean­while, Act­ing Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Re­form In­sti­tu­tions Brig Adel Al-Ibrahim said GCC coun­tries are proud of the ser­vices that aim to re­form and re­ha­bil­i­tate, which gained praise from var­i­ous au­thor­i­ties and hu­man rights or­ga­ni­za­tions. He said that the GCC re­form ex­pe­ri­ence be­came an ev­i­dence of the qual­ity of care as in­ter­na­tional par­tic­i­pa­tions proved, and set an ex­am­ple to be fol­lowed by in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Mu­nic­i­pal­ity cam­paigns

In other news, Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s Public Re­la­tions an­nounced that Mubarak Al-Kabeer branch re­moved 3,657 loads of left­overs and col­lected KD 8,238 in fees. In the mean­time, Di­rec­tor of Public Clean­li­ness and Road Oc­cu­pancy Depart­ment at the mu­nic­i­pal­ity Milfi Al-Hawali said that his depart­ment re­moved 307 aban­doned ve­hi­cles and is­sued 37 ci­ta­tions that in­cluded seven against roam­ing ven­dors.

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