The ministries of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs, Social Affairs and Labor have coordinated their efforts to regulate the collection of donations during Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al- Sanei.
In a recent press statement, Al-Sanei explained this step is aimed at uncovering violations in mosques; asserting the collection of donations will be allowed only if an authorization is obtained from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. Al-Sanei said the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has completed all preparations for Ramadan, particularly the mosques and all services which will be provided to the people. He added highly qualified reciters from Kuwait and other GCC countries have been chosen and they will be assigned in mosques, indicating a committee was formed to monitor their activities inside the mosques.
Meanwhile, the Food Safety Committee has asked the representatives of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to submit copies of ministerial decisions banning the import of frozen or fresh bird meat and table eggs, except those treated in a temperature of 70 degrees, from Britain, Holland, Taiwan, US, Palestine, Hungary and Romania, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting sources.
Sources disclosed the decision was taken due to the spread of mad cow disease in Portugal, affirming the committee has assigned supervisory bodies in Kuwait Municipality branches to follow up precautionary procedures that should be taken with regard to the application of standard water specifications.
In a related development, Director of Livestock Health Department at the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Dr. Abdurrahman Al-Kandari has requested the Municipality not to allocate sites under the name of Vet Clinic within the fence of slaughterhouses for technical and health considerations. In other news, Minister of Public Works, Electricity and Water Ahmad Al-Jassar has signed the list of Ministry of Public Works employees who deserve the excellent job performance bonus, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources.
Sources confirmed that preparations are underway for the disbursement of the bonus to about 7,000 beneficiaries – 50 percent of the total workforce at the ministry. Sources said the bonus will most probably be deposited into the account of the concerned employees this week, indicating the minister had earlier issued a directive to expedite the payment procedures.
Meanwhile, sources affirmed approval of the two-week extension of the period specified for re-launching the tender of the new airport terminal as per the request submitted by Undersecretary Awatef Al- Ghuneim to the Central Tenders Committee (CTC). Sources clarified this will give other companies more chances to participate in the implementation of the project, in addition to the five qualified allied companies. Sources added the envelopes will be opened after two weeks to announce the winner, disclosing the tender was floated again due to the high price offered by the previous winner.