After the new government takes the constitutional oath, and the minister assume their duties in their respective ministries, the pending issues and files will be viewed and each minister will be tasked with processing these files without any delay.

The Al-Rai daily as it has done in the past with every government formation, raises the most prominent issues that await each minister and detailed 98 challenges facing ministers in some ministries and official agencies, which await quick decisions, perhaps the most prominent of which is the file of vacant senior positions more prominent of them are the posts of assistant undersecretaries, as some ministries have no undersecretaries, after the tenure of the former officials expired and this file calls for speedy solution given their sensitive and necessary role in the work mechanism, with the government’s serious tendency to develop an action program.

On the other hand, the government collectively faces a number of files and challenges, which it is expected to attach special importance to during the coming period. These files and challenges include salary differences of government employees, approving the budget, establishing the Election Commission, and the nationality file.

The salary file which shows discrepancy between the different state agencies comes as one of the most important of these files, because some see that there is a large disparity between the salaries of employees according to the authority in which they work and not because of the nature of the work they do, and these differences sometimes are more than double.

Among the important files is also the approval of the expected budget for the fiscal year 2023-2024, and the last budget was approved by the National Assembly in early November for the fiscal year 2022-2023, with a deficit of about 124 million dinars, and it was referred to the government.

The establishment of the Electoral Commission, which was demanded by public benefit societies and political currents, and 28 deputies submitted a request to expedite its law, demanding work to finalize the legislation related to the electoral process and related to the civil card or the distribution of regions according to electoral constituencies, in order to avoid exposing the Parliament to any nullification process and to ensure that the executive power does not dominate over the legislative power to issue any decrees related to the electoral process.

The nationality file also constitutes a prominent stage of challenges before the Council of Ministers, and work to resume the work of the Supreme Committee for the Realization of Kuwaiti Nationality, the formation of which was issued by a decree. In its first article, the decree stipulated that the Higher Committee for the Realization of Kuwaiti Nationality would be formed, headed by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

On the issue of health the following has been highlighted

— Completing digital transformation efforts and building a road map in this regard.

— Completing the operation of the new health facilities.

— Continuing to develop professional performance and provide an appropriate work environment for medical staff.

— Developing a comprehensive vision to preserve national competencies.

— Re-engineering the health system, with the creation of a new health reality, in light of the expected operation of the guarantee hospitals.

— Following up the development of regulatory frameworks for the pharmacy profession, and approving the new law regulating the profession.

— Enhancing the strategic stock of medicines and setting regulatory frameworks to avoid previous challenges in this regard.

— Work to continue moving the file of the pharmaceutical industries.

— Continuing to develop regulatory mechanisms to control waste in medicines.

— Continue preparations for operating the new health facilities that the Ministry is about to receive.

— Continuing to find regulatory mechanisms to prevent duplication of receiving health services.

— Eliminating some aspects of administrative sluggishness and complete the application of the new organizational structure of the ministry.

— Filling leadership vacancies.

— Rationalizing treatment abroad and stopping the chronic wastage associated with the file.

— Setting specific and accurate criteria for assuming supervisory positions.

— Continue to address the observations contained in the reports of the regulatory authorities.

— Strengthening partnerships with global health institutions.

— Continuing to expand the provision of specialized health services in public hospitals.

— Following up the development of organ transplant programs.

— Continuing to support medical education programs and continuing professional development.

At the Kuwait University

— Forming a committee to select the university president in accordance with the Public Universities Law.

— To fill vacant leadership positions in the university.

— Addressing the problems of delayed promotions of faculty members.

— Reviewing the admission policy and expanding the admission of foreigners in light of accommodating the outputs of public education.

— Raise the classification of Kuwait University in international academic indicators.

— Approval of the new financial staff for faculty members and support staff.

— Addressing the problems of closed classes and expanding the appointment of new faculty members.

— Supporting the scientific research budget and opening the field for scientific research.

— Opening scientific advisory centers in colleges to provide support to the private and public sectors.

The Interior Ministry

— The file of visa traders and adjustment pf demographics.

— Amending and approving the Traffic Law to deal with traffic congestion.

— The Bedoun Law, the naturalization of those who are entitled to it, and the law amending the naturalization of Kuwaiti wives.

— Eliminating the violating workers, by adjusting their conditions or deporting them from the country.

— Filling the shortage in the numbers of the police force in public security, traffic and emergency services.

— Developing coast guard control systems and increasing boats.

— Developing land crossings to keep pace with the number of travelers entering and leaving.

— Filling vacant supervisory positions and senior positions, from assistant undersecretaries to heads of departments.

— Activating the role of the Ministry of the Interior with the concerned authorities to develop solutions to treat addicts and abusers instead of imprisonment.

Ministry of Education

— Adopting a consistent strategy for education.

— Filling job vacancies in 7 leadership positions.

— Continue to fill other vacancies in the Ministry’s office and educational areas.

— Addressing the phenomenon of cheating in exams.

— Addressing the phenomenon of absence and the short academic year.

— Applying the standards approach, which has been suspended since the Corona crisis.

— Return of exams to the fifth semester.

— Preparing new schools for the next academic year.

— Finding practical solutions with the regulatory authorities to expedite the awarding of the tender for school furniture.

— Amendment of the organizational structure in the Ministry’s office, educational areas and schools.

— Addressing imbalances in shares between educational bodies.

— Moving forward the projects of the development plan and progress in their completion rates.

Public Authority for Housing Welfare

— Addressing the reluctance to distribute the city of South Saad Al-Abdullah, and receiving the new expansion from the municipality.

— Starting the construction of housing units in the affordable housing project.

— Accelerating the implementation of service axes in the residential city of Sabah Al-Ahmad and Al-Wafra.

— The expansion of the residential city of South Sabah Al-Ahmad, by 35,000 units.

— Following up on a legislative package to approve investment and real estate developer laws.

— Addressing the limited housing distribution in the new cities.

— Seeking to liberate lands and annex them to housing distributions, such as Sulaibiya, Taima, South Kairouan and others.

— Addressing the lack of clarity of vision of the Public Authority for Housing Welfare in providing housing alternatives.

— Allowing international companies to carry out housing and infrastructure projects without an intermediary.

— To fill leadership vacancies and support qualified Kuwaiti youth to supervise the implementation of housing projects.

The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation

— Transforming the General Administration of Civil Aviation into an independent authority, similar to the Gulf countries.

— Operation of Terminal “T2” to receive about 25 million passengers annually.

— Reorganization of the organizational structure in the administration.

— Settling supervisory positions, appointing competencies and abolishing nepotism and nepotism.

— Granting hazard and pollution allowances and bonuses, and approving some suspended allowances for all workers at Kuwait Airport.

— Restore the administration’s authority over the operating entities at Kuwait Airport.

Environment Public Authority

— Increasing the number of recycling plants in Kuwait.

— Increasing achievement with regard to the carbon footprint and reducing air pollutants.

— Reducing marine pollution and the associated fish deaths.

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