Gov­ern­ment hit on mon­i­tor­ing

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By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: In light of spec­u­la­tions on the Cab­i­net reshuf­fle, Rap­por­teur of the par­lia­men­tary Bud­get and Fi­nal Ac­counts Com­mit­tee MP Riyadh Al-Ad­sani urged the gov­ern­ment to pri­or­i­tize the amend­ment of its gen­eral poli­cies and stop vi­o­la­tions.

In a press state­ment, Al-Ad­sani dis­closed the Min­istry of De­fense signed the pur­chase or­der and mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing with the Ital­ian gov­ern­ment for the new Eurofighter jets more than five months prior to the is­suance of the State Au­dit Bureau’s re­port or its ap­proval. He said this is an in­di­ca­tor that the gov­ern­ment is not will­ing to co­op­er­ate with mon­i­tor­ing bod­ies.

He also pointed out that the State Min­istry for Ser­vices col­lected only KD 4 mil­lion of the KD 7 mil­lion over­due pay­ments from reg­is­tered com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als.

The fi­nan­cial mon­i­tor­ing bod­ies recorded a to­tal of 30,000 vi­o­la­tions in all min­istries, in­clud­ing em­ploy­ment-re­lated vi­o­la­tions such as ex­ter­nal em­ploy­ment and un­law­ful pro­mo­tions; but only 5,000 of th­ese vi­o­la­tions were cor­rected or in the process of be­ing cor­rected.

Al-Ad­sani talked about numer­ous vi­o­la­tions in the gov­ern­ment, em­pha­siz­ing the need for min­is­ters to start ad­dress­ing th­ese vi­o­la­tions as the cur­rent sta­tis­tics are not in fa­vor of HH the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah and his gov­ern­ment.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, MP Mo­hammed Hayef called on the pre­mier and In­te­rior Min­is­ter Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Sheikh Khaled Al-Jar­rah to fix the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing sit­u­a­tion at the Cen­tral Sys­tem for Rem­e­dy­ing the Sta­tus of Il­le­gal Res­i­dents (CSRSIR).

Speak­ing to the press in the Na­tional Assem­bly Me­dia Cen­ter, Hayef hinted that he will use his con­sti­tu­tional tools as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the peo­ple if the sit­u­a­tion re­mains the same. He urged the min­is­ter of in­te­rior to hold ac­count­able those who failed to take any step to ad­dress the prob­lems of Be­douns.

He also called on his fel­low MPs to stop be­ing com­pli­ant over what he de­scribed as a heart­break­ing is­sue and quickly solve the prob­lems of Be­douns.

He claimed the CSRSIR has failed to stop the in­jus­tice be­ing suf­fered by Be­douns, in­di­cat­ing the agency must ad­dress the is­sues to serve its pur­pose.

He com­mended the in­te­rior min­is­ter’s co­op­er­a­tion with the Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion in com­bat­ing cor­rup­tion in his min­istry, re­fer­ring sev­eral em­bez­zle­ment cases to the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion, and con­duct­ing in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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