KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: Public Relations Department at Kuwait Municipality announced the continuation of its campaign dubbed “We Beautify It with Your Support” to enlighten the public about submitting complaints and suggestions online via the Municipality website to improve the level of hygiene in all governorates, reports Al- Seyassah daily.
Director of Public Hygiene and Road Works for Capital Municipality Meshal Al-Azemi disclosed the department recently collaborated with the Central Emergency Committee to implement an inspection campaign in Salhiya area based on Ministerial Decision No. 9/87 that prohibits certain activities considered harmful to public health.
The decision prohibits dumping of waste, paper, cans, and cigarette butts on the pavements, squares, roads and fields. The operation led to the issuance of 200 citations against violators of decision number 9/87. The campaign will continue over an unspecified period to ensure bad attitude is eliminated from society.
Meanwhile, Director of Safety at Jahra Governorate Mubarak Al- Bu’ayes disclosed the department issued 112 licenses and safety certificates in September. Transactions accomplished included 38 safety (hygiene) certificates for private and investment buildings, 19 warnings, receipts of 16 money guarantees and 15 work authorizations. It also issued 12 safety licenses for private and public buildings, released 6 banking guarantees plus 3 storage licenses, and issued 3 warnings against state property, he noted.
The Public Relations Department of Kuwait Municipality urged citizens and expatriates to contact the residents to report about any violations through the social media account of Kuwait Municipality @ kuwmun, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
It revealed that the campaigns held in Capital and Farwaniya governorates resulted in the issuance of 51 citations over various types of violations.
The Director of the Department of Audit and Follow-up of Municipality Services Iman Al-Kandari said the department carried out a number of campaigns that targeted shops and restaurants in Qibla, Salhiya and Mubarakiya areas which resulted in issuance of 46 citations. She explained that the violations for which these citations were issued included employment of workers without health certificates, selling expired food items, occupation of areas that are not included in the shops and violation of hygiene related rules.
The violations also included allowing workers to sleep inside the shops. Meanwhile, the emergency team of Farwaniya Municipality carried out a campaign that targeted shops, restaurants and cafés in Ardiya Industrial Area during which five citations were issued.
Head of the emergency team Ahmad Al-Sharikah said the campaign carried out by Shift A included inspection of ten cafés and restaurants, and the issuance of five citations for violations that included allowing workers to sleep inside shops and cafés in addition to operating shops before getting license of Kuwait Municipality.
By Abubakar A. Ibrahim
Alseyassah / Arab Times Staff