Undersecretary of Ministry of Communications Eng Hameed Al- Qattan announced that the ministry will start taking strict measures against subscribers who are yet to pay their dues to the ministry for the phone services.
In a press statement, Eng Al-Qattan said the Minister of Communications and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Essa Al-Kandari has issued directives to take all necessary measures for collecting pending dues that individual or company subscribers owe the ministry for various services in order to protect public funds and the rights of the state.
He revealed that the ministry has collected about KD2 million in the last three months, most of which were from accumulated debts for phone services that are both still operational and out of service, adding that some of the debts have been longstanding since before the Iraqi invasion.
Eng Al-Qattan explained that the ministry has formed a committee headed by Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs Adel Dashti for revenue collection from subscribers of phone services provided by the ministry irrespective of whether the subscribers are public servants, companies or individuals.
The process involves addressing some relevant government bodies such as Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Public Authority for Civil Information and Kuwait Chamber for Commerce and Industry for providing information about companies that owe money to Ministry of Communication, their owners and partners, as well as their addresses to be used for informing them about their dues.
Meanwhile, he affirmed that the ministry has cancelled the method of paying accumulated debts in installments because those who registered for that payment method only paid the first installment after which they neglected to complete the payment of their due