Kuwait State Minister for Municipal Affairs Says To Stop Hiring Expats
Kuwait City: Kuwait State Minister for Municipal Affairs Eng Waleed Khalifa Al-Jassem, directed the administrative department of the Kuwait Municipality to stop appointing expatriates and reduce their numbers and strive to support and provide job opportunities for Kuwaiti citizens in implementation of the replacement policy.
More than 1,000 expatriates are doing municipal jobs in Kuwait. Expat workers make up 3.3 million of Kuwait’s 4.6 million population.
The process of terminating the expats service will be done after the Eid holiday, according to the source.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has made it mandatory for all government authorities to abide by the new Kuwaiti-expatriate employment ratio, reports local daily. In order to create public sector job opportunities for Kuwaitis, the new Kuwaiti-expatriate employment ratio increase the percentage of Kuwaitis working in the public sector to 90 percent of the total workforce, with only 10 percent of expatriate employees allowed.
Civil Service Commission (CSC) decision obliges them to follow the Kuwaitization policy and ensure that 90 percent of their staff is Kuwaiti, while the rest can be expatriates.
Kuwait has imposed a total curfew in the country till May 30 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. People in Kuwait have been told to follow curfew restrictions and abide by the health authority instructions.
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During the total curfew everyone is permitted to walk in their own residential area without the use of an vehicle from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Kuwait said that there will be a gradual opening keeping in view of precautionary measures after the period of a total lockdown.