KD 55.2 million collected in donations during Ramadan
KUWAIT CITY, July 11: The Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Hana Al-Hajri, announced the eighteenth project to collect donations which was implemented by the ministry last Ramadan has collected more than 55,258 dinars, an increase of more than 12 million dinars over the ‘Ramadan 2020 project’, which was 43.21 million dinars despite the repercussions associated with the “Corona” pandemic and the package of precautionary measures taken by the state to prevent the spread of infection with the virus.
Al-Hajri said in a press statement the field inspection teams formed by the ministry to monitor collection of donations during Ramadan conducted 2,259 field visits throughout the holy month which resulted in detecting 185 ‘booths’ some of which were collecting clothes and were removed in coordination with the Kuwait Municipality officials and the Ministry of Interior.
She stated, 253 unlicensed advertisements of charity societies and organizations were also removed and the owners made to sign a pledge not to repeat the offence.
This is in addition to 167 advertisements of restaurants who called for collecting money under the pretext of preparing meals for ‘iftar’, and informing the Ministry of Commerce to take legal measures against the violators.
Al-Hajri indicated 6 institutions working in the field of publishing and distribution were also penalized for calling on citizens and residents to donate money towards charity in violation of the standing rules and regulations.
She indicated, the inspection teams for monitoring various social media sites Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook also discovered unlicensed and illegal methods used by them to collect money — whether individuals or entities.