KUWAIT: Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Minister and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Fahd Al-Shula visits the Ahmadi municipal branch yesterday.

KUWAIT: Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Minister and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Fahd Al-Shula said his visit to the Ahmadi municipal branch is part of his visits to municipalities in various governorates in order to see firsthand online transactions and services provided, as well as follow work being done for Sabah Al-Ahmad residents following complaints by some of them. He said the most notable drawbacks he witnessed are concentrated in the technical files of real estate, which will be avoided in a new project related to online licensing.

About the new cleaning contracts, Shula said the Municipality is ready and committees were formed to receive the new cleaning companies and make sure about their readiness, as the contracts on the field will start on Oct 10. About “immoral” ads on streets, he said there was a misunderstanding as some words may be interpreted differently. Shula said he issued a circular to emphasize advertising rules and the national unity law.

Meanwhile, Municipality Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said after the launch of the first stage of the electronic system that crowds frequenting the municipality have been reduced by 75 percent, and transactions are now processed through electronic and digital systems”. He said the Municipality depends on national personnel and Kuwaiti engineers, adding it is committed to the replacement policy, as the Municipality has more than 90 percent Kuwaiti employees. He said the number of Kuwaiti employees is 6,170, with 662 expat workers.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi