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Five days to go, hand over unlicensed arms: Minister
June 18, 2015, 9:46 am
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Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al- Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held a meeting with the supervisory committee in-charge of the national campaign for collection of unlicensed weapons, in order to discuss the latest developments and updates of the campaign. According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the minister listened to the mechanism followed for running the campaign during its first phase, the deadline of which is soon approaching, the practical plans and field activities such as inspection of vehicles on the roads for confiscating unlicensed weapons, ammunition and fireworks. The meeting was attended by the Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs Major General Abdulhameed Al-Awadi, Director General of Weapon Investigations Department Major General Faraj Al-Za’abi and other officials.

Spirit

Sheikh Mohammad praised the spirit of cooperation shown by all citizens, expatriates, governmental bodies, ministries and press media, which had contributed to the success of the campaign. He indicated that only 5 days of the grace period remain for citizens and expatriates to hand over their unlicensed weapons, ammunition and fireworks without being held legally accountable.

He also held discussions with experts from Weapon Investigations Department regarding the reports issued so far of the results of the campaign.

According to these reports, about 3,250 different weapons and more than 8 tons of ammunition were surrendered during this grace period, while more than 3,800 weapon licenses were issued. Sheikh Mohammad provided useful recommendations during the meeting and urged the committee to double their efforts to ensure the success of the campaign in all aspects. Meanwhile, Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Training Major General Sheikh Faisal Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced that Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences on June 14, 2015 started receiving secondary school certificate holders and their equivalent for the non-commissioned officers course (batch 45) and the commissioned officers course for degree holders (batch 27). The final date for submitting applications is Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Sheikh Faisal called on applicants fulfilling the specified conditions to register for the four-year training program to earn bachelor’s degree in security sciences with the rank of lieutenant. He noted the first registration process should be done online via Interior Ministry website www.moi.gov.kw

Release

Undersecretary of National Guard Brigadier Hashim Rifai has issued a decision for the release of all National Guard officers who were detained on disciplinary grounds, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The decision was based on directives of the Supreme National Guard Council to release the officers in consideration of the sufficient time they served in detention and in honor of the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.

In another development, Kuwait Armed Forces held a graduation ceremony in honor of graduated from Batch 71 of the basic military course under the patronage of Commander of Armed Forced Major General Khalid Al- Sabah and in the presence of Colonel Mohammad Al- Dhufairi and Colonel Mohammad Al-Khurainij, reports Al-Seyassah daily. With the completion of the course, the graduates will be able to enroll in various sectors of the army.

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