Immediate deportation of illegal expatriates would be the best solution to address the country’s severe demographic imbalance and to alleviate pressure on public services, Al-Rai Arabic newspaper reported quoting Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud AlMalik Al-Sabah.
“Farwaniya suffers more than any other governorate from those marginal workers, who are mostly bachelors,” the daily quoted him as saying. “A quick tour around Hasawi, Jeleeb Al-Shuyiukh, and Khaitan will show you how much the law is being broken, with environmental, security and social violations that they commit, despite the fact that the state spends millions of dinars on services presented to them.”
Kuwait is planning mega projects that require skilled and law abiding manpower, he said. Workers’ criminal records should be examined before recruitment, he added.
The governor further called for building more labor cities as soon as possible in order to ‘isolate’ bachelor workers from areas where families live. He said that all labor cities should be provided with full services ‘to guarantee human rights’.