Kuwaiti Govt willing to work with assembly over ‘strategic alternative’
Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak AlSabah said yesterday the government is ready to cooperate with the National Assembly over pay scale amendments, also known as the ‘strategic alternative’.
The minister was responding to a question during an ordinary parliamentary session held yesterday to look into the pay scale of civil servants. He added that the government had voiced its views on the proposed changes to the pay system, which are still within the purview of the parliament.
Meanwhile, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said yesterday the State of Kuwait had notched up quantum jumps in the Global Youth Development Index (YDI) over the last three years. Speaking during the session, the minister said Kuwait had jumped to the 56th spot in 2016 from the 110th in the previous report issued in 2013.
The minister was responding to a parliamentary request for setting up an ad hoc committee for improving the business environment. “The State has made much headway in the establishment of the National Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises just out of its care and attention to young people,” he added. He pointed out that the committee would be certainly in the interest of everyone, mainly young people. —KUNA
Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah addresses the session.
KUWAIT: Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah speaks during yesterday’s parliament session. —Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat