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Labor to toughen penalties
April 5, 2015, 9:15 am

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh has affirmed that 70 percent of the cooperative societies are corrupt due to the absence of effective control and supervision mechanisms, reports a local daily.

Al-Sabeeh disclosed that seven cooperative societies have been referred to the Public Prosecution for the necessary legal measures. She said the ministry is in the process of applying for a judicial summon according to the new law which grants it such power.

She added the Ministers Council has formed a team headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid to follow up the projects included in the developmental plan. She confirmed the team has so far yielded positive results with regard to the implementation of the projects but the ambitions are still big.

Meanwhile, she asserted the ministry is not a property owned by an individual and the officials will be reshuffled soon for them to gain more experience in solving people’s problems. She also unveiled a plan to issue a ministerial decree to impose sanctions on officials who fail in their works based on the remarks of the State Audit Bureau and the employment supervisors, in addition to the implementation of programs in the developmental plan.

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