Minister of Public Works Ali Al-Omair on Wednesday vowed to punish those responsible for defective roads namely recurring accidents caused by flying pebbles.
Minister Al-Omair, also Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, during a parliamentary session responding to queries by an MP, affirmed that his ministry is following up with concern on recurrence of such accidents, emphasizing that any civil servant or official who has not done his job properly in this respect will be punished.
The minister said his predecessors had referred the issue of such recurring accidents, flying pebbles on the streets, to the Public Prosecution. He explained that the former ministers had reported about contractors and companies that had failed to abide by standing standards for asphalting the roads. This question is currently under examination by the prosecution, he said, affirming that not a shred of information would be concealed in this respect.
All required documents are in possession of the ministry, which is also under examination of the National Assembly, the minister said, expressing readiness to take part in sessions of the relevant parliamentary committees for cooperation on such issues.