Man­power author­ity de­nies plans to set age limit for work per­mits

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh and Me­shaal Al-Enezi

Act­ing Di­rec­tor of the Pub­lic Author­ity for Man­power Ah­mad AlMousa said the author­ity is con­tin­u­ing to is­sue work per­mits ac­cord­ing to ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ci­sion (747/2015) that was is­sued re­gard­ing per­mits and its amend­ments, adding that the author­ity has not dis­cussed the is­sue of ban­ning the is­suance of per­mits to work­ers be­low 30 years of age, es­pe­cially since it is not the only de­part­ment con­cerned with is­su­ing such de­ci­sions. Re­cent re­ports had sug­gested that state de­part­ment con­cerned with la­bor af­fairs were mulling a de­ci­sion to sus­pend the is­suance of work per­mits to for­eign­ers who are un­der the age of 30. About the author­i­ties’ com­plet­ing a com­puter link­age sys­tem to bring work­ers from In­dia, Mousa said that after com­plet­ing a link­age with Egypt and mak­ing sure it is 100 per­cent suc­cess­ful, the link­age pro­ce­dures with In­dia will start.

Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs Min­istry Un­der­sec­re­tary Farid Emadi said the min­istry has taken all mea­sures to ease hajj for be­doons this sea­son, and is wait­ing for “good news” from Saudi Ara­bia. He said the min­istry was in com­mu­ni­ca­tions with Saudi of­fi­cials and is op­ti­mistic. Mean­while, Emadi said “the se­lec­tion of teach­ers to work at the Awqaf Min­istry re­quires sharia qual­i­fi­ca­tion that is suit­able for the ed­u­ca­tional process, in ad­di­tion to the se­lec­tion through an in­ter­view com­mit­tee of spe­cial­ized per­sons”. He said the pre­cau­tion­ary sus­pen­sion of vi­o­lat­ing preach­ers does not have a par­don op­tion, be­cause it is not con­sid­ered a pun­ish­ment, but it is taken un­til the re­li­gious af­fairs com­mit­tee meets to discuss preach­ers who are un­der sus­pi­cion. Sep­a­rately Di­rec­tor of man­power resources at the education min­istry Saud Al-Juwaiser said be­doons have been em­ployed as mem­bers of the education fac­ulty in the re­quired spe­cial­ties, li­braries and en­gi­neer­ing. He said Gulf na­tion­als are treated like ex­pats but they re­ceive pref­er­en­tial em­ploy­ment treat­ment.

A com­mit­tee in­ves­ti­gat­ing forged cer­tifi­cates said claims that Education Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Al-Fares found a way out of the is­sue are un­true and the case is still at the board of the Pub­lic Author­ity for Ap­plied Education and Train­ing.

Chair­man of the Re­form and De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee at the Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil Osama Al-Otaibi said there is a rec­om­men­da­tion to re­lo­cate Sham­lan Ma­rina from its cur­rent lo­ca­tion in Sharq to an al­ter­nate lo­ca­tion on Man­gaf beach, be­cause it can­not be con­trolled en­vi­ron­men­tally, in ad­di­tion to in­creas­ing com­plaints re­gard­ing its clean­li­ness. The move will also pre­serve the his­tor­i­cal en­tity as well as the boats in it.

Lights banned

Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try, State Min­is­ter for Youth Af­fairs and Chair­man of the Pub­lic Author­ity for In­dus­try Khalid Al-Roud­han is­sued a de­ci­sion to ban the im­port of spot­lights be­cause they waste power.

Fires

The en­gi­neer­ing of­fices and con­sult­ing houses union said it is keen on fruit­ful co­op­er­a­tion with the Kuwait Fire Service Direc­torate (KFSD) to take sev­eral steps to limit fires in pub­lic and pri­vate con­struc­tion projects, with com­puter link­age be­tween de­part­ments to is­sue li­censes in co­op­er­a­tion with the two sides within 24 hours. Union Pres­i­dent Bader Al-Sal­man said a meet­ing he held with Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of KFSD Lt Gen Khalid Al-Mikrad re­sulted in an agree­ment over sev­eral is­sues to ac­ti­vate co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two sides in var­i­ous fields.

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