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Al-Shoula forms fact-finding committee

The Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of State for Communications Affairs Fahd Al-Shoula has issued a ministerial decision to form a fact-finding committee to review the administrative and legal measures taken by the Kuwait Municipality in connection with the exploitation of state lands not subject to petroleum operations by contractors contracting with the Kuwait Oil Company.

The committee will be headed by Counselor Sarah Al-Eid with advisors, Hassan Al-Saffar and Abdul Latif Al-Duwailah as members, reports Al-Rai daily.

Al-Shoula said the committee will be responsible for reviewing the decisions and licenses issued by the municipality, regarding a site exploited by one of the companies contracting with the Kuwait Oil Company to know if regulations and decisions in force in the municipality, have been violated and what actions have been taken in this regard.

He added the committee will work to verify the validity of the legal measures taken by the Kuwait Municipality, regarding a number of violation records, in light of the legal opinion issued by the Fatwa and Legislation Department, which includes the right of the municipality to take the necessary measures against the company.

Al-Shoula pointed out that one of the tasks entrusted to the committee is to review all administrative and legal measures taken by the Kuwait Municipality regarding a number of violations reports in light of the laws, regulations and decisions followed in this regard, identifying the culprit, and specifying all legal and administrative measures that must be taken by the municipality in order to protect public money.

The decision specifies the duration of the committee’s work as one month, starting from the date of its first meeting or until the completion of its work and completion of its mission, whichever comes first.

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