No room for bachelors in Kuwait's private housing areas, says Municipality

No ID will be renewed unless the address is changed

High Angle View Of City In Kuwait, Al Mahbulah. Image used for illustrative purpose.

High Angle View Of City In Kuwait, Al Mahbulah. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwait Municipality said a meeting will be held between the Municipality, the Public Authority for Civil Information, the Ministry of Interior and mayors of areas to discuss the latest developments such as the file of bachelors who are accommodated by real estate owners in model housing areas, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources from the Kuwait Municipality.

“The first recommendation which is expected to be made during the meeting will be to review the civil IDs of all registered bachelors in the private and model housing areas. No ID will be renewed unless the address is changed. This is in addition to preventing the registration of any new lease on behalf of any bachelor and landlords who do not abide by the instructions will be referred to the Public Prosecution, the source said.

The source pointed out the service centers in the country complain about the deterioration of infrastructure, and negative effects on the power plants and the tremendous pressure on the sewage system. This is in addition to the deterioration of the streets, the accumulation of waste in front of homes because of the large number of bachelors in the private and model housing areas.

The source stressed on the need to punish the bachelors who violate the law through the imposition of financial fines. This means need to increase inspections and it is the duty of the security authorities to act and evict bachelors from private and model housing areas.

The source stressed on the importance of forming an integrated team comprising members from all concerned parties and not only the Kuwait Municipality emergency teams, whose role is to take immediate action, either by cutting off power supply or refer the individuals to the security authorities for appropriate action.

According to recent statistics released by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), 57,500 Kuwaitis work for the government sector (teaching, education and training jobs) compared to about 26,000 non-Kuwaitis who do the the same jobs, reports Al- Qabas daily.

The statistics show the distribution of employees in the government sector by nationality and main fields. The administrative support jobs come in second place in terms of the number of Kuwaitis, where about 54,000 take up the administrative posts compared to about 2,000 non- Kuwaitis.

The engineering jobs come in third place in terms of the number of Kuwaitis with about 40,500 compared to about 3,000 non-Kuwaitis. The statistics show the number of Kuwaitis in maritime jobs is only 550, in the livestock, agricultural and aquaculture sectors about 720 employees, and the same number of employees in jobs related to development, administrative follow-up and statistics.

In terms of non-Kuwaitis in the government sector, education, teaching and training services they rank first, followed by medical and health services. The number of non-Kuwaitis has reached 35,000, compared to15,500 for Kuwaitis in the same sector. The Services Sector jobs come in third place for non-Kuwaiti employees – about 8,500 employees.

The statistics show about 14,000 Kuwaitis work in legal, political and Islamic affairs sectors, compared to about 4,000 non-Kuwaitis, who are mostly Arabs. Statistics also showed about 11,500 Kuwaitis are employed in the social, educational and sports services, compared to about 1,500 non-Kuwaitis. This is in addition to about 11,000 Kuwaitis who are employed in jobs called ‘jobs of special nature’.

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