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Director-General of Public Authority for Roads and Transportation fired following Kuwait floods
November 6, 2018, 2:49 pm

Director-General of Public Authority for Roads and Transportation Ahmad AlHassan has been fired following reports of flooding of highways and roads, and failure of the public drainage system after an evening of heavy rains. 

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Chairman of the Civil Service Commission Anas Al-Saleh issued a decree dismissing the Director-General Ahmad AlHassan at the behest of Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hossam Al-Roumi. 

Kuwait's Minister Al-Roumi said Tuesday that what happened to the road network and sanitation system due to heavy rain early Tuesday is intolerable. Minister Al-Roumi said in a statement to KUNA during an emergency meeting held with municipality directors and representatives from the traffic and fire departments that there is a responsibility to be carried out and that this issue will be investigated through an impartial commission of inquiry, indicating that those responsible will be held accountable.

Al-Roumi praised efforts made by the Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of the Interior, Kuwait Municipality and general authority for roads which assisted in avoidance of traffic issues caused by the rain. A detailed report on the issues will be prepared to prevent future cases, he said. 

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