Min­istry de­nies evict­ing woman from or­phan­age

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

The Min­istry of So­cial Af­fairs de­nied claims on so­cial me­dia that a woman liv­ing in an or­phan­age that it man­ages was kicked out. Min­istry of­fi­cial Yahya Al-Dakheel said the min­istry is keen on pre­sent­ing all types of care to or­phan boys and girls from birth un­til they reach 40 years of age, al­though the fam­ily nurs­ing care law al­lows the min­istry to end hous­ing care by the age of 25. On claims about kick­ing a woman out of the or­phan­age, Dakheel said “we con­firm that the girl is still at the home and was not evicted; rather she was given a month to be in­de­pen­dent, while a fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance will be pro­vided to her to help pre­pare a res­i­dence, in ad­di­tion to KD 200 from the date she leaves the home.”

About the rea­son why the ad­min­is­tra­tion took this de­ci­sion, he said the woman is al­ready 37 years of age and has been work­ing for a gov­ern­ment depart­ment since four years, which means she is above the le­gal age limit. Dakheel said “the woman ne­go­ti­ated her exit in ex­change of KD 7,000, and if she does not get this amount, she will re­main in the home.” He added that she was in­cit­ing other girls to do the same, so the ad­min­is­tra­tion de­cided to make her leave the home and will be as­sisted, to safe­guard the be­hav­ior of other girls. He said the woman re­ceived up to KD 17,000 to help her com­plete her post­grad­u­ate stud­ies.

Plots

State Min­is­ter for Hous­ing Af­fairs and Ser­vices Yasser Abul said the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Hous­ing Wel­fare will hand over 1,649 plots in West Ab­dul­lah Al-Mubarak in Septem­ber, be­fore the dead­line to com­plete the han­dover of 5,201 plots that was set for Nov 2017. Abul said the con­trac­tor promised to hand over 1,600 ad­di­tional plots be­fore the dead­line so that the to­tal reaches nearly 3,700.

Elec­tronic sys­tem

Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs Min­is­ter and State Min­is­ter for Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said the elec­tronic sys­tem to is­sue con­struc­tion li­censes is an achieve­ment that re­flects the true im­age of de­vel­op­ment at Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity. Jabri was speak­ing dur­ing the launch of is­su­ing con­struc­tion li­censes elec­tron­i­cally at the Cap­i­tal mu­nic­i­pal­ity branch in the pres­ence of Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Di­rec­tor Ah­mad Al-Man­fouhi. Jabri said li­cens­ing con­sumed a long time and much ef­fort in the past, while it now takes only two days to process trans­ac­tions, while some trans­ac­tions need only one hour.

Hawally courts

Min­istry of Pub­lic Works (MPW) As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Con­struc­tion Projects Ghalib Sh­lash in­spected the Hawally courts project, as 48 per­cent of it has been com­pleted. He said the build­ing is of 25 floors in­clud­ing a car park with a ca­pac­ity of 1,200 cars and an of­fice area of 39,000 sq m to ac­com­mo­date 1,300 em­ploy­ees and 52 ‘smart’ court­rooms with au­dio­vi­sual com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems.

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