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MP calls for reducing the number of expatriates
March 25, 2014, 10:06 am
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Independent  MP Abdullah Al- Tamimi called for reducing the number of expatriates in order to protect the welfare of Kuwait; affirming that he is keen on addressing the issue of excessive foreign workers in government institutions.

He forwarded several questions to the state minister for Cabinet Affairs as he wants to know the total number of foreign workers in the government sector, their job titles, qualifications and other related information which will be used as a guide in issuing legislation in this regard. He claimed the unemployment problem in Kuwait is worsening because the expatriates are taking most jobs; while the Kuwaitis and Bedouns, who are also qualified, remain jobless.

He lamented the country has been incurring huge financial losses due to this issue; citing traffic congestion, deterioration of public services and rising unemployment rate as sources of losses. He urged the minister to respond to his queries while appealing to his colleagues to focus on the interests of the public; particularly the need for jobs.

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