KUWAIT: Lawyer Dowaim Al-Mowaizri announced his intention to file a case at the constitutional court contesting the election results on behalf of his client, second constituency candidate Salman Khaled Al-Azmi. Meanwhile, four contests were filed yesterday at the constitutional court with claims of forgery in the elections results in the first, third, fourth and fifth constituencies. In other news, the comprehensive court yesterday mandated the interior ministry to appoint a female citizen holding a degree in law as an investigator. The court also ordered compensating the citizen KD 5,001.

Three female citizens were injured when they lost control over their vehicle and it turned over near the Basic Education College.

Recycling site
The municipal council’s technical committee yesterday approved removing all obstacles at the Saad Al-Abdullah City project’s site including relocating a waste recycling site outside the city. Committee Chairman Fahd Al-Sane said the committee also recommended approving a request by MSAL to allocate special sites to build labor compounds in various governorates.

Food authority
The board chairman and director of the public authority for food and nutrition Essa Al-Kandari yesterday issued a decision deputizing Kuwaiti employees working for municipality slaughterhouses to work with the authority for one year. Kandari also issued another decision forming the authority’s permanent technical committee under his chairmanship. He explained that the committee would be responsible for studying and making recommendations regarding food specific standards as per WTO regulations.

Labor union
Chairman of the National Union of Employees (NUE) and the commerce and industry ministry employees’ syndicate Ajmi Falah Al-Mutalqam said recent developments in Kuwait call for solidarity and hard work for Kuwait’s best interests. He also called for fighting financial and administrative corruption prevailing in various state bodies. Mutalqam stressed that NUE is keen on achieving progress in various ministries and state bodies, adding that ministries’ must be given efficient and competent people capable of shouldering the responsibilities of protecting citizens’ rights. “The PM must select the best on forming the new Cabinet,” he underlined, giving an example of the ministry of commerce and industry, saying that it had been suffering very much under the previous minister who was incapable of resolving various problems.

Jaber Causeway
The Ministry of Public Works’ assistant undersecretary for road engineering affairs Ahmed Al-Hassan said 69 percent of Jaber Causeway has been completed and that the remaining work is proceeding steadily to finish according to schedule in Nov 2018. Hassan added that the project’s total cost is KD 738.75 million and that the 36-km causeway linking Kuwait City to Subbiya will be the longest oversea bridge in the world. It will help cut the distance between both cities from 104 km to only 36 km.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi