Public Authority for Housing Welfare Terminate 135 Expat Employees

Reduction of 2 million expats need to balance demographic structure.

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Public Authority for Housing Welfare Terminate 135 Expat Employees

Public Authority for Housing Welfare Terminate 135 Expat Employees

A step towards Kuwaitization and creating jobs for Kuwaiti citizens, the Minister of State for Housing Affairs and the Minister of Public Works, decided to end the services of 33% of the expatriates working for the Public Authority for Housing Welfare.

According to the directives of the Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Dr. Rana Al Faris, the Public Authority for Housing Welfare has informed to terminate services of 135 expat employees in the first stage from 1st July.

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All the jobs in the ministry will replaced by Kuwaiti citizens in these job grades.

Kuwait lawmakers calls to adopt a quota system for main expat communities in the country in a bid to balance the demographic structure.

The main reduction will be from the large expat communities mainly Indians who must be cut by around 800,000 to make them within the allotted quota of 210,000. Egyptians also would have to be reduced by at least 550,000 to make them around 140,000 which is their quota.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Civil Service Commission issued a circular regarding the procedures and rules for gradual return of work approved by the Council of Ministers, stating that working under the manual which requires each government ministry to implement measures separately.

Kuwait Ministry of Health announced, Tuesday, 527 new infections of the coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total to 36,958. Deaths reached 303 with the addition of 5 fatalities. All the new cases were in contact with previously infected people or are being investigated for sources of infection, the Health Ministry’s spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad said in a media update.

Kuwait statistics showed that 9533 cases of coronavirus were among the Indian community out of 36,958 total cases in the country, followed by 9436 Kuwaiti citizens, 5842 Egyptian residents and 3934, Bangladesh residents.