Nurs­eries to be trans­ferred to the ed­u­ca­tion min­istry

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

KUWAIT: So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor Min­is­ter and State Min­is­ter for Eco­nomic Af­fairs Hind Al-Subaih said the trans­fer of nurs­eries to the ed­u­ca­tion min­istry is pro­ceed­ing ac­cord­ing to the le­gal process. She said the trans­fer was sched­uled for Jan 1, 2017, but might be de­layed by a month, as the Min­istry of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor (MSAL) is wait­ing the view of the fatwa and leg­is­la­tion depart­ment of the trans­fer de­ci­sion to en­sure its le­gal­ity.

The sec­ond ar­ti­cle of the law says: “It is not al­lowed to es­tab­lish a pri­vate nurs­ery un­til a li­cense is re­ceived from MSAL.” Ar­ti­cle 4 says: “The applicant can­not make con­tracts or deals in the name of the nurs­ery, or ac­cept chil­dren be­fore re­ceiv­ing the li­cense, and is not al­lowed to move the nurs­ery or change its spec­i­fi­ca­tions with­out prior writ­ten ap­proval from MSAL.”

Roadmap

Chair­man of the par­lia­ment’s bedoons com­mit­tee MP Nasser Al-Dousary said a roadmap has been pre­pared for the com­mit­tee’s ac­tion that re­lies on sev­eral pri­or­i­ties. Among th­ese pri­or­i­ties are hold­ers of forged pass­ports, ad­just­ing bedoons’ le­gal sta­tus and re­solv­ing the is­sue of se­cu­rity re­stric­tions by the cen­tral ap­pa­ra­tus, which hin­ders trans­ac­tions for this group. The panel aims to grant chil­dren of bedoons the right to study in gov­ern­ment schools, uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges in all grades, in ad­di­tion to em­ploy­ing them in gov­ern­ment jobs in­stead of ex­pa­tri­ates.

New di­rec­tors

Hashim Sayyed Hashim, CEO of Kuwait In­te­grated Petroleum In­dus­tries (KIPI) is­sued a de­ci­sion ap­point­ing Ab­dul­lah Al-Awadhi as act­ing di­rec­tor of health, en­vi­ron­men­tal safety, se­cu­rity and fire op­er­a­tions. He also ap­pointed Yousuf AlBaker as act­ing di­rec­tor of liq­uid gas op­er­a­tions. Is­mail Ali Ah­mad was ap­pointed as act­ing di­rec­tor of gen­eral ser­vices.

Banks closed

The Cen­tral Bank an­nounced that it will be closed on Jan 1, 2017 and will re­sume its ac­tiv­i­ties on Jan 2, 2017. Other banks’ of­fi­cial hol­i­day will be on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day, with their air­port branches con­tin­u­ing to op­er­ate as usual.

De­vel­op­ment projects

The prepa­ra­tion and fol­low-up team at the Sec­re­tar­iat Gen­eral of the Supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment con­cluded its field vis­its for de­vel­op­ment projects of 2016. The team headed by Suad AlAwadh vis­ited the site of the new Adan Hos­pi­tal in the pres­ence of the project en­gi­neer at the health min­istry Ibrahim Al-Na­ham. Awadh said that this visit was the last field visit sched­uled for this year. She said the new Adan Hos­pi­tal project costs nearly KD 232 mil­lion, adding that the project is made up of seven build­ings in­clud­ing those of ma­ter­nity, surgery, cen­tral ser­vices, phys­io­ther­apy, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and park­ing.

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