Kuwait's Ministry of Justice is on the verge of launching several projects that will ease state procedures for Kuwaiti nationals, Acting Undersecretary Bader Al-Zamanan said on Tuesday. Speaking after attending GCC talks on family judicial affairs, he said these included the e-file, a court cases schedule, the sms service and other projects which will be announced over the coming weeks.
Specialised departments at the ministry are scheduled to meet with the minister Yaqoub Al-Sanea to brief him on the plans. The ministry has spoken to the Public Authority for Housing Welfare over an agreement whereby the two will be connected via an e-link in the aim of easing applications for housing by locals, he added.
It has also suggested allowing the Kuwait Credit Bank to search for marriage certificates of locals on its database in order to ease the approval of marriage loan applications. The ministry is set to create an internet app that will inform locals of all of their legal information and standings, like for instance contracts, marriage information and real estate registration.
On family courts, he said that short and long-term family courthouses were being planned across Kuwait. He also said that divorce rates amongst locals quoted on social media were inaccurate, saying these were 5.3 percent only in 2013.