The Joint Committee at the Public Authority for Manpower cracks down on illegal markets and shops. Over 70 expats violate municipality rules and set up unlicensed shops.
Kuwait , Kuwait
21 October 2020, 12:00 AM
31 October 2020, 12:00 AM
Kuwait Joint Committee at the Public Authority for Manpower found that 75 expats in Jleeb Al Shuyoukh have violated the law by setting up makeshift and illegal markets, restaurants and bakeries on the streets and in residential buildings, according to Al Rai reports.
Together with Kuwait’s Municipality, Public Authority for Manpower inspectors executed a court-ordered plan to arrest the expats who opened unlicenced stores that are in violation of the labour law, as well as health requirements.
The inspection team found that 26 of the violators were in Kuwait on visa 20, which is a domestic workers visa. As for the 49 others, they were in possession of visa 18, which allows them to work in the private sector.
The Deputy Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower, Mubarak Al Azmi said, “The campaign aims to ensure that all expats are following the labour law and to apprehend anybody that was in violation of the law.”
“The violators will be handed over to the authorities concerned and the files of their sponsors will be suspended and official measures will be taken against them,” he added.