Kuwait City, August 18: In a new episode of the series of government confusion, and in an absurd game that resembles someone who writes with one hand and erases what was written with the other, the government practices a clear contradiction that baffles economists. Some groups, despite being aware of the parliamentary and popular demands that this step will entail, for similar increases, the beneficiaries of which see that they are like others in entitlement, and perhaps more.
By assigning the government to its affiliates to reduce expenses, raise the efficiency of collecting debts due, limit local and foreign exhibitions and conferences, reduce official missions, and legalize treatment abroad, the government is trying to close the door of waste and rationalize expenses, but its decision to increase military allowances in itself contradicts that trend, Regardless of what we see of their entitlement to that increase.
In a statement, Rep. Hamad Al-Matar, “the increase due to the four security authorities,” adding: “We still demand it for retirees, who are the most deserving groups, and suggestions have already been made, including the establishment of a temporary committee for retirees to work on the due and urgent increases to them, and to benefit from their experiences in government institutions such as education.”
For his part, MP Osama Al-Shaheen said: “I congratulate the military citizens, who are 80,000 in the police, army, National Guard, and firefighting, for approving the due and retroactive financial increases,” calling on the government “to approve the same for the 285,000 civilian citizens in the government, 65,000 in the private sector and 145,000 retirees.” In addition to allocating the required financial credits to housing cities, immediately without delay.
For his part, Deputy Dr. Badr Al-Mulla decided to study stopping employment support for those whose salary exceeds 3,000 dinars, in violation of Articles 2 and 3 of the Labor Support Law, and it harms them because they built their obligations on the basis of their income. Ministers to review this decision.
In its meeting yesterday, the Council of Ministers considered the recommendation of the Economic Affairs Committee regarding the lack of liquidity in the general reserve and the need to find radical solutions to confront the deficit in the state’s general budget, and decided to assign the Civil Service Commission to take the necessary measures to reconsider the benefits granted to leaders and their equivalents in all government agencies.
He also decided to assign the Public Authority for Manpower to study the possibility of stopping the disbursement of national labor support to workers in the private sector for those whose total salary is 3000 dinars and above, and the Public Authority for Industry to study the reconsideration of the list of prices for rents, lands and buildings of state property and commercial and industrial plots, as well as assigning the Minister of Finance and the Minister The State for Economic Affairs and Investment has taken the necessary measures to establish a committee for the governance of the sovereign credit rating, led by the “Finance” and the membership of the Central Bank of Kuwait, the General Investment Authority, and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development.