Bachelor eviction campaign continues

The Municipality in coordination and with the support of concerned security apparatuses is continuing its campaign of evicting bachelors living in areas designated for family residences.

Expressing his satisfaction over the ongoing eviction campaign, the Municipal Council Chairman Osama Al-Otaibi said that so far the inspectors had distributed 428 notices, 102 citations and received 70 complaints from the six governorates.

The inspection teams received 40 complaints from Jahra Governorate alone and landlords responded well in 53 houses where bachelors were evicted. The teams coordinated with the Ministry of Electricity and Water to disconnect power from 70 buildings, while investigations conducted by the Ministry of Interior confirmed presence of bachelors in 15 other buildings.

The chairman added that the campaign would not be limited to a particular time or location, and will be a continuous operation to ensure the law will be applied on all violators. For his part, Municipal Council member Abdul-Salam Al-Randi commended the Municipality for doing a good job and affirmed his full support for every step taken to solve the problem. He said the phenomenon of bachelors living with families has become rampant and it should be confronted legally until it is completely eliminated.

However, Al-Randi added that in order to increase the productivity of workers it was important to provide them with suitable housing sites that takes care of all their needs and meet the UN quality standard. He pointed out that the phenomena of bachelors residing in family areas indicates that at present  the worker housing cities do not cater to the needs of workers.