Ahmadi Governor Sheikh Fawaz Al-Khalid expressed appreciation to the officials responsible for organizing the national campaign for collection of unlicensed weapons, which ends on June 22, 2015.
In a press statement, he revealed that almost 2,000 weapons and tons of ammunitions and explosives were surrendered during the campaign, which indicates its success. Sheikh Fawaz said the law for collection of unlicensed weapons, which was issued by the parliament in January 2015, is essential to ensure security and stability for citizens and expatriates, stressing that the fluctuations in the regional situation around the State of Kuwait necessitate positive implementation of the official security plan of the country in order to achieve security and stability.
The governor affirmed that the residents of Ahmadi Governorate had responded positively to this national campaign for the good of the homeland, urging all citizens to hand over any unlicensed weapons in their possession voluntarily within the grace period in order to avoid any legal penalty that could be imposed against them particularly since the government represented by Ministry of Interior will apply the law on all impartially following the grace period. He commended the diligent efforts exerted by Ministry of Interior to spread awareness among citizens and expatriates regarding the dangers of owning unlicensed weapons.
It is noteworthy that the governor and his family members took the initiative to hand over their weapons when the campaign was first launched. In another development, ministry of Interior’s Public Relations and Security Media Department, in collaboration with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and Ahmadi Governorate, organized a lecture on the national campaign for collection of unlicensed weapons. Officials from Ahmadi Governorate and KOC had attended the lecture and KOC had honored two lecturers at the end of the event.
According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, Captain Nawaf Al-Harbi stressed the efforts being exerted by the ministry to spread awareness among the public regarding the dangers of owning unlicensed weapons and its negative impact on the public security. He urged Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates to voluntarily handover any unlicensed weapons in their possession prior to the end of the grace period on June 22, 2015, as those owning such weapons will not be held legally accountable during this grace period.
Meanwhile, Captain Ahmad Al- Hashmi affirmed that the Public Relations and Security Media Department will continue to organize such seminars in order to spread awareness among the people of Kuwait regarding the hazards of owning unlicensed weapons and the penalties imposed on the violators of this law.