Expatriate bachelors who are being evicted from their residences in family areas will be given a respite during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), which initiates the eviction process by cutting off electricity to illegal residences, has stated that in view of the advent of Ramadan, the month of compassion, the ministry would not be cutting-off power supplies to these homes for a month.
The instructions to stop cutting-off power supplies is understood to have come directly from the Minister of Municipality Fahd Al- Shoula. Nonetheless, the MEW stated it would resume the campaign after the Holy Month.
In the meantime, Deputy of the judicial control unit in MEW, Ahmad Al-Shammari said that the team formed to monitor wastage of power, had on the first day of its campaign in three provinces — Ahmadi, Farwaniya and the Capital governorate — discovered five violations under Law 48 of 2005 and various ministerial decisions.
Al-Shammari pointed out that the team receives various complaints from the electricity officials and the public relations department of the ministry, the call center and citizens. He explained, the team in such cases moves to ascertain the occurrence of the violations, if any, and the violators are obliged to sign a pledge not to repeat those violations in addition to forcing the violating party to pay all existing dues to the Ministry of Electricity.