Breaching the law to force expat singles out of “private accommodations” will not be tolerated and violators will be prosecuted, Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of Communications Essa Ahmad Al-Kandari said on Sunday.
The cabinet has entrusted the Kuwait Municipality with combating the phenomenon of expat singles residing in private accommodation districts, the minister said in a press statement following a wide-scale meeting for the authority’s senior officials and heads of sectors. He referred to a recently formed committee form the concerned bodies to undertake the task.
Removals will start with the areas of low density of expat singles, he said, while alternatives will be sought for other high density ones, such as building labor or company towns, Al-Kandari said. Meanwhile, the minister called for a field plan to counter the “flagrant” building irregularities in private accommodations.