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Minister adopts strategy to implement policy of replacing foreigners in judiciary
September 19, 2017, 8:48 am

Will the Kuwaitization of the government sector succeed this time in line with the decision that was taken last week? This is the question, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Ten years ago, specifically in 2007, a similar decision was issued by the former Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Faisal Al-Hajji, and published in the official gazette, but it did not meet the target, to the contrary the number of expatriates in the government sector increased from 61,000 in 2007 to 83,000 this year — an increase of almost 25 percent.

A reliable source well versed with the issue revealed the Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Dr. Falah Al-Azab has adopted a strategy to implement the policy of replacing foreigners with Kuwaitis in the judiciary by more than 95 percent within three years, starting with the Court of First Instance and the Public Prosecution within the next two years.

The source said the minister stressed on the need to pump new blood and fill the vacancies in some departments of the judiciary. He added, training courses will be held to appoint nearly 100 prosecutors each year, a large increase in the numbers that are usually accepted.

The source pointed out, 400 jobs in the judiciary are still vacant and will be filled during the next two years with citizens. According to the same sources, Al-Azab will submit a comprehensive report on this issue soon to the Council of Ministers, in addition to a request to expedite the approval of the law on the independence of the judiciary.

Source: Arab Times

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