While several MPs are preparing to submit a request for forming a special temporary committee to study the problem related to population structure and to hold a special session on March 30, the committee formed by the government to study the possibility of cancelling the sponsorship (kafeel) system is proceeding towards setting up a mechanism for implementing the system in a manner that protects the rights of concerned parties, reports Arab Times daily.
Such a move by the government’s committee, which consists of representatives from Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Ministry of Interior, and the Public Authority for Manpower, is aimed at preserving the global image of Kuwait in the aspect of human rights.
The proposal for tackling this issue will be submitted by several MPs, namely Jama’an Al-Harbash, Abdulkareem Al-Kandari, Khaleel Abul, Thamer Al-Suwait, Majed Al-Mutairi, Yousef Al-Fadhala, Abdullah Fuhad, Osama Al-Shaheen, Mohammad Al-Dallal and Mohammad Hayef.
According to the MPs, the number of expatriates in the country has exceeded beyond the normal limits due to lack of implementation of substitution policies (Kuwaitization) and lack of restrictions which in turn encourage the phenomenon of visa trading in the country.
This has resulted in the number of Kuwaitis to be just 30 percent of the total population of Kuwait. Informed sources revealed that the proposal, which is being studied by the government’s committee, suggests that the residencies of private sector employees will be issued through the Public Authority for Manpower.
Source : Arabtimes