Kuwait to target expat single males renting private housing

Published:  27 Aug at 6 PM
Want to get involved? Become a Featured Expat and take our interview.
Become a Local Expert and contribute articles.
Get in touch today!
Tagged: Teach Abroad
Kuwaitization is targeting expatriate workers in government employment sectors.

According to a somewhat confusing report of private housing in Kuwait, the municipality is to target single, male expats renting accommodation in so-called ‘model housing areas. The plan is to identify and review the IDs of all registered single expat males in such areas and is to result in the non-renewal of ID unless a change of address is also registered. New leases given by landlords to single male expatriates will also be voided and prosecutions may result.

A ministry spokesman pointed out infrastructure deterioration, pressure on local sewage systems and electrical supplies as well as accumulated rubbish outside properties and deterioration of roadways, all of which he blamed on single males living in the housing estates. The solution is, he said, to evict all bachelors from all private and model housing areas as well as cutting off electrical supplies and imposing fines.

Meanwhile, Kuwait has now terminated the contracts of some 3,000 plus expatriate public sector employees as part of a renewed push towards Kuwaitization of the emirate’s workforce. Out of a list of 44,752 expats earmarked for forced termination of their contracts, 3,140 have now been removed. At the present time, mostly non-Arab expatriates are employed in 46 government sectors, with 25,948 in teaching, 2,876 in engineering, 1,539 in educational and social services and a number in sports. A total of 3,537 Arab expatriates are employed in the legal and Islamic affairs sector. Whether or not there are enough suitably qualified and experienced Kuwaitis to fill the numbers of former expat employees remains to be seen.
Like this news?

Comments » No published comments just yet for this article...

Feel free to have your say on this item. Go on... be the first!

Tell us Your Thoughts On This Piece:

Your Name *
Email * (not published, needs verification one time only)
  • Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • RSS feed
  • Facebook

Latest Headlines

News Links

News Archive