Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh issued a decision to dissolve Sheikh Fahd Al- Ahmad Humanitarian Society and banning the board and employees from managing available funds and related documents, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
The daily quoting sources said the minister’s decision is based on irregularities detected in the activities of the humanitarian society. He added Social Development Sector recently filed a report with the Legal Affairs Sector against the humanitarian society in question and the file was referred to the minister for necessary action.
For his part, rapporteur of field activity and head of technical support for charitable societies and donor organizations in the ministry Falah Al-Fadhli said an elaborate memo was sent to concerned officials in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor regarding the violation committed in collecting donations without license. He stressed Sheikh Fahd Al-Ahmad Humanitarian Society has no right to collect donations until it obtains license from the ministry for that purpose, since it is currently specified as a non-governmental group and not a charitable society.
He further noted the ministry will summon three donor organizations next week for collecting donations without the relevant license from the ministry. He said the donor organizations in question will be obliged to sign a pledge not to repeat the violation or else the ministry will suspend their bank accounts.
He noticed a substantial decline in the level of violations among the charitable societies compared to last year, indicating most violations were committed by individuals rather via social networking sites. He pointed to the phenomenon of kiosks spreading in Saad Al-Abdullah, Jaber Al- Ahmad and Sabah Al-Ahmad areas. He stressed the department has since addressed Kuwait Municipality to remove the kiosks that do not bear the address of any charitable society.
He reiterated the Ministry of Communications has been provided over 40 telephone numbers that were used in collecting donations illegally to disconnect the service. Meanwhile, director General of Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al- Musa says the labor departments have issued about 48,958 work permits so far this year; majority of which were issued by the labor department concerned with the government contracts, reports Al-Anba daily.
He indicated that the labor department concerned with the government contracts issued 20,958 work permits from 15 June after the ban on issuances of work permits was lifted. The Capital Labor Department issued 11,486 work permits followed by Ahmadi Labor Department with 5,202, Farwaniya Labor Department with 4,102, Jahra Labor Department with 3,795, Hawally Labor Department with 2,553 and Mubarak Al-Kabeer Labor Department with 1,546 work permits.