Jleeb ‘catastrophe’ by all standards, says councilmember

The Municipal Council.

KUWAIT: Municipal Councilmember and head of Ahmadi governorate committee Fuhaid Al-Muwaizri lauded a decision by State Minister for Municipal Affairs Fahd Al-Shula to form a specialized committee with several government agencies as members with regards to dealing with Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh’s problems. He said the committee will concentrate on checking all “negatives” in the area and find the necessary solutions within six months. The committee will then submit its report to the minister.

Muwaizri said the area has numerous problems, in addition to the escalating health and environmental issues, adding it’s a “catastrophe” according to all standards. He said the area is considered a haven for lawbreakers and residency violators, and has piles of trash, insects and rodents, with an absence of health and educational awareness among its Asian communities.

Meanwhile, the committee following up with the issue of ‘bachelors’ residing in private residential areas, headed by Deputy Director General for Farwaniya and Mubarak Al-Kabeer affairs Ammar Al-Ammar, held a meeting with the participation of Farwaniya security director, director of environment police, debris department director at the Environment Public Authority, assistant undersecretary for distribution networks at the ministry of electricity and water, representative of the Public Authority for Civil Information and other officials.

The meeting discussed obstacles the team faces in order to remove them and stop the phenomenon of single expat men living in private residential areas. The “Be Sure” campaign was discussed, where power was cut from 135 houses, in addition to discovering 303 houses occupied by bachelors out of 558 violating houses.

In the meantime, Municipal Councilmember and head of the petitions and complaints committee Meshaal Al-Hamdan said he will ask the municipality’s legislative branch about evicting bachelors from private residential areas all over Kuwait during the period from Jan 2019 until now. Hamdan wants statistics showing the number of evictions in each governorate, the date and the procedures taken in this regard.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi