Kuwait to reject any request to hire expats in public sector
The Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission (CSC) has affirmed that any governmental request to appoint expatriates in public institutions will be rejected, Al Rai Newspaper reported today.
The commission made the statement after the daily published news that Kuwait Municipality submitted a request to the CSC to replace the contract of its expatriate employees from the second contract to a contract with a clause on the use of services. “Whenever we receive this type of request, it will be rejected outrightly,” the CSC stressed.
Earlier last week, Kuwaiti MPs called on the Ministry of Trade to replace expats with Kuwaitis, children of Kuwaiti women or Bidoon (stateless people in Kuwait), after a recent spike in ration smuggling operations. This came after the Ministry of Trade busted 51 accountants, working for Kuwait’s cooperative societies, for attempting to smuggle subsidised food items out of the country to more than one Arab country.
The MPs told Al Rai, “The situation is getting worse and the solution should be that the Ministry of Trade should let go of all expats immediately and replace them with Kuwaitis, retirees, children of Kuwaiti women or Bidoon, especially since there has been an increase in reported smuggling operation and a sale of supplies in the black market in areas like Jleeb Al Shuyoukh and Khitan.”