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Amiri Decree appoints five governors for key Kuwaiti governorates

The decision by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah came after a thorough review of various legal documents, including the Constitution

On Sunday, an Amiri Decress was issued by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Prime Minister Dr. Muhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, and Deputy Prime Minister Acting Minister of the Interior Fahd Yousef Saud Al-Sabah at Seif Palace on April 7.

The Decree No. 62 of 2024 appointed five governors, each for the governorates of Farwaniya, the Capital, Mubarak Al-Kabeer, Al-Ahmadi, and Jahra.

The decision came after a thorough review of various legal documents, including the Constitution, Emiri Decree No. 6 of 1962 concerning Kuwait’s administrative division, Decree No. 81 of 2014 regarding the governorate system, Decree No. 137 of 2021 appointing a governor for Hawalli Governorate, Decree No. 97 of 2022 assigning the Governor of Hawalli Governorate to act as the governor of the capital, and Council of Ministers Resolution No. 648 of 2022 appointing the minister responsible for the governorate system.

Based on a proposal put forth by the Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Interior, and subsequent approval by the Council of Ministers, the decree outlines the following appointments to the rank of minister for a four-year term:

  1. Athbi Nasser Al-Athbi Al-Sabah, Governor of Farwaniya Governorate.
  2. Abdullah Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, Governor of the Capital Governorate.
  3. Sabah Badr Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Governor of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate.
  4. Hamad Salem Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah, Governor of Al-Ahmadi Governorate.
  5. Hamad Jassim Muhammad Muhaisen Al-Habashi, Governor of Al-Jahra Governorate.

The decree also mandates that the Prime Minister and ministers, each within their respective jurisdictions, must implement its provisions. It is set to come into effect from the date of its issuance, with any conflicting texts to be repealed and published in the Official Gazette.



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