KUWAIT: Kuwait Municipality yesterday announced laying off 54 expatriates who had been working on a ‘pay-for-work’ basis, including 14 working with the municipal council. The municipality added that more expats, at least twice as many, would be laid off within the coming few days upon Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) recommendations to cut expenses. The municipality also stressed that all laid off expats would receive their financial dues in full.

Students’ safety
Deputy chairman of Kuwait Students Union in the United States Yousif Al-Mojammad stressed that the union had been coordinating with the Kuwaiti embassy and consulate to solve the problems Kuwaiti students were facing in Pocatello. He added that the union had emailed all students informing them that they could be transferred to other universities in other states.

PAAAFR’s role
Chairman of the parliament’s budgets and final statement committee MP Adnan Abdulsamad said that the committee met yesterday to discuss the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources’ (PAAAFR) budget for 2016-2017 and that it noticed that many of the remarks made in the previous parliamentary term had been resolved or tackled. Abdulsamad added that PAAAFR failed to achieve the role it had been established for in the first place – achieving self-sufficiency and food security. “The government paid KD 140 million over the past four years to subsidize animal husbandry without achieving any tangible results except in eggs production,” he said.

By A Saleh