MGRP files 270 ‘law­suits’ against those who re­ceived fin aid il­le­gally

6,000 e-pass­ports is­sued daily

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: The Man­power and Govern­ment Re­struc­tur­ing Pro­gram (MGRP) filed 270 law­suits in the first half of the cur­rent year against reg­is­tered mem­bers who re­ceived fi­nan­cial aid un­law­fully, re­ports Al-Rai daily quot­ing Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of MGRP Fauzi Al-Mi­j­dali.

Al-Mi­j­dali made the state­ment when he vis­ited stu­dents work­ing dur­ing sum­mer in sev­eral com­pa­nies and es­tab­lish­ments at Av­enues Mall.

He dis­closed MGRP is cur­rently up­dat­ing and au­dit­ing dis­burse­ment of fi­nan­cial aid to lo­cals work­ing in the pri­vate sec­tor. He af­firmed that through con­tin­u­ous fol­low-up, MGRP dis­cov­ered those re­ceiv­ing aid al­though they don’t de­serve it; thereby, vi­o­lat­ing rules in this re­gard. He added those who re­ceived aid il­le­gally have agreed to re­turn the money, apart from 270 in­di­vid­u­als who have yet to re­turn the money so MGRP sued them.

He added 219 cases are in lower courts, 28 in the Court of Ap­peals and 23 in the Court of Cas­sa­tion; in­di­cat­ing 20 fi­nal rul­ings have been is­sued so far – two against the pro­gram and the re­main­ing in fa­vor of it.

Talk­ing about the sum­mer job pro­gram for stu­dents, Al-Mi­j­dali ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion and grat­i­tude to those who con­trib­uted to the suc­cess­ful launch­ing of the 14th Sum­mer Train­ing Pro­gram for Stu­dents, in which 1,266 stu­dents are par­tic­i­pat­ing.

This is in part­ner­ship with the pri­vate sec­tor which ac­cepted 825 stu­dents who ful­filled the con­di­tions and are now work­ing in var­i­ous com­mer­cial sec­tors like banks, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, in­vest­ment, in­surance, re­tail, le­gal, health, en­ter­tain­ment, in­dus­try, oil, NGOs and co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­eties among oth­ers.

Dur­ing his visit, Al-Mi­j­dali ad­dressed the stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the sum­mer pro­gram. He urged them to seize the op­por­tu­nity to gain ex­pe­ri­ence with the ob­jec­tive of im­prov­ing their cre­ativ­ity and abil­i­ties in a man­ner that will con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of var­i­ous eco­nomic projects in or­der to achieve the goal of MGRP to en­cour­age grad­u­ates to work in the pri­vate sec­tor.

The is­suance of e-pass­ports is pro­ceed­ing at a steady pace, re­ports Al-Anba daily quot­ing a se­cu­rity source.

The source told the daily that Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Cit­i­zen­ship and Pass­port Af­fairs Gen­eral De­part­ment in the In­te­rior Min­istry Bri­gadier Yousif AlSi­nen and his deputy Colonel Khalid Al-Bahwa are closely mon­i­tor­ing pro­ce­dures to en­sure is­suance of the largest num­ber of e-pass­ports in Au­gust.

The source called on ci­ti­zens to check if there are cases filed against them that may hin­der the is­suance of e-pass­ports.

Mean­while, a source re­vealed the pass­port is­suance cen­ters in the six gov­er­norates have com­pleted 17,000 trans­ac­tions in­clud­ing re­ceiv­ing ap­pli­ca­tions and hand­ing over pass­ports, adding that more than 6,000 e-pass­ports are is­sued daily.

Fauzi Al-Mi­j­dali.

Ah­madi Gov­er­nor Sheikh Fawaz Khalid Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah re­cently hon­ored 45 male and fe­male con­tes­tants who won among the to­tal 450 con­tes­tants in the Fourth Ra­madan Qu­ran Mem­o­riza­tion and Recita­tion Con­test.

The con­test was or­ga­nized by Ah­madi Gov­er­norate, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ah­madi Mosques Sec­tor af­fil­i­ated to the Min­istry of Awqaf and Is­lamic Af­fairs, un­der the slo­gan “Ah­madi Dif­fer­ent in Ra­madan”.

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