Statistics released by the General Authority for Civilian information reveals that Kuwaitis are a minority in 11 government agencies.
Kuwait , Kuwait
23 June 2020, 12:00 AM
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
The General Authority for Civilian information statistics reveals that Kuwaitis are a minority in 11 government agencies, Kuwaitis media reported.
There are “regional and international organisations that Kuwait has the right to appoint its citizens in a number of jobs, and despite that, the number of Kuwaitis in these organisations is almost nil”, Al Seyassah reported.
The agencies which recruit more foreigners than Kuwaitis include the Ministry of Health with a total of 26,470 citizens, compared to 34,130 expatriates, the Institute for Scientific Research (701 citizens versus 708 expats), Kuwait Airways (954 citizens, 6,003 foreigners), flour mills company (151 citizens, 4,653 arrivals), the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences employs 78 citizens, compared to 234 expatriates.
According to the statistics, the Ministry of Education is still the largest employer, with 108,822 employees, of whom 81,514 Kuwaitis and 27,308 foreigners.
The statistics was released amidst repeated parliamentary and popular calls in Kuwait to accelerate redressing the imbalance in the demographics and turn around the 70 per cent expatriate versus 30 per cent Kuwaitis equation.