KUWAIT: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) regulated the mechanism to be followed in case of suspension of distribution of subsidized supply goods at any given co-op society, setting a number of reasons to do so as well as alternatives to be used to enable beneficiaries to get rations. A statement by MoCI stressed that the Ministry of Social Affairs had been contacted to circulate the new regulations that included suspending the rations if a given co-op branch is found in violation of safety or health conditions or in violation of Public Authority for Food and Nutrition regulations, or if the co-op owes debts to a government body. MoCI added that in such cases, beneficiaries will be referred to the main co-op or to nearby co-ops to get their rations.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi