Rights so­ci­ety launches hot­line for la­bor in­quiries

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

Kuwait So­ci­ety for Hu­man Rights launched the hot­line 22215150 to ex­plain to ex­pat work­ers in Kuwait their le­gal rights and var­i­ous du­ties. Chair­man of the so­ci­ety Khalid Al-Hu­maidi said the hot­line op­er­ates in five lan­guages - Ara­bic, English, Filipino, Hindi and Urdu - to re­ceive ques­tions from the largest pos­si­ble num­ber of work­ers about the la­bor law, min­is­te­rial de­ci­sions and le­gal pro­ce­dures that must be fol­lowed.

New record

The Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter’s (MEW) Un­der­sec­re­tary Mohammad Bushehri ex­pected the new tar­iffs ap­plied to the com­mer­cial sec­tor will have a pos­i­tive ef­fect within the next three months. He said the min­istry will an­nounce the re­sults of the im­ple­men­ta­tion in Septem­ber, when it an­nounces the end of the peak con­sump­tion pe­riod as tem­per­a­tures start to drop. He said MEW ex­pected the load to reach a new record, as it reached 13,570 megawatts while tem­per­a­tures reached 51 de­gree Cel­sius, whereas pro­duc­tion ex­ceeds 16,000 megawatts.

No short­age

As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Gen­eral Ed­u­ca­tion Fa­tima Al-Kan­dari said there is no short­age in teach­ers for any spe­cial­ties in the com­ing school year (2017/2018). She added that the co­or­di­na­tion and gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion fol­low up has enough num­ber of teach­ers to cover schools in all stages in­clud­ing the new schools that will come into ser­vice at the start of the new year.

Fi­nan­cial com­mit­ments

The Fi­nance Min­istry re­fused to pro­vide fi­nan­cial com­mit­ments for 10 ma­jor projects to be ex­e­cuted by the Min­istry of Pub­lic Works (MPW), de­spite its ap­proval last year of de­mands to pro­vide bud­gets for its stalled projects. MPW put forth 15 projects to de­velop roads, while the fi­nance min­istry re­fused to pro­vide fi­nan­cial com­mit­ment for 10 of them. The Fi­nance Min­istry mean­while asked the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter (MEW) to set its pri­or­i­ties for the next stage and de­cide the projects to be ex­e­cuted, so bud­gets can be pre­pared.

Hous­ing

Sta­tis­tics of the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Hous­ing Wel­fare (PAHW) show a drop in the num­ber of peo­ple on wait­ing lists by 584, and these are the same num­bers that were struck out by the in­spec­tion and ex­am­i­na­tion com­mit­tee.

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