Parliament session called; Adjournment likely.

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has invited the government and lawmakers to the ordinary sessions slated for Tuesday and Wednesday. The agenda consists of the following:

■ reading the Amiri Decree on forming the new government and its oath taking as per Article 91 of the Constitution;

■ incoming letters, complaints, petitions and parliamentary queries;

■ report on the response to the Amiri speech;

■ program of the government for the 16th parliamentary term — fiscals 2021/2022 to 2024/2025 — as per Article 98 of the Constitution;

■ requests to form fact-finding and investigation committees on the real estate fraud, suspicious bank deposits and fund transfers, money laundering, submission of fake documents to obtain Kuwaiti nationality and illegal or suspicious distribution of agricultural lots to lawmakers and their first degree relatives, as well as to allocate a part of the session for discussing certain issues like the demographic imbalance and government’s preparations for the rainy season;

■ letter of the government about the financial status of the Public Authority for Housing Welfare, and letter of the Kuwait Anti- Corruption Authority chairman regarding the semi-annual report — from Jan 1 to Sept 30, 2020.

■ report of the State Audit Bureau (SAB) on the Eurofighter aircraft deal.

■ reports of the concerned parliamentary committees on various bills as follows:

1. second deliberation on the report of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of Penal Code number 17/1960;

2. second deliberation on the report of the Health, Social and Labor Affairs Committee on the proposed replacement the word ‘servant’ with ‘domestic laborer’ wherever mentioned in any law;

3. report of the Human Resources Committee committee on the proposed amendment of Civil Service Law number 15/1976;

4. report of the Foreign Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of law number 21/1964 about boycotting Israel and banning any form of dealing or normalizing relations with Israel and organizations affiliated to it;

5. report of the Business Environment Improvement Committee on the proposed amendment of National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises Law number 98/2013;

6. report of the Environment AffairsAffairs Committee on the proposal to add an article to Environment Protection Law number 42/2014;

7. report of the Bedouns Affairs Committee on the proposal to grant civil rights to Bedouns;

8. report of the Budgets and Final Accounts Committee on the final accounts of the Public Authority for Sports for fiscals 2018/2019 to 2019/2020;

9. report of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of law number 32/1968 about the Central Bank of Kuwait and organizing the banking profession;

10. report of the Health, Social and Labor Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of Cooperative Societies Law number 24/1979;

11. reports of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of the Imports Law, Government Sukuk Bill and proposal to establish a fund for compensating real estate fraud victims;

12. report of the Youth and Sports Affairs Committee on the bill regarding sports investment and professional sports;

13. reports of the Foreign Affairs Committee on the military exercise agreement between Kuwait and Turkey, Kuwait-Ukraine military cooperation, Kuwaiti- Moroccan marine cooperation, agreement between Kuwait and the European Union on nuclear energy, and the Arabian protocol to confront human trafficking, especially women and children;

14. reports of the Public Funds Protection Committee on the violations of Touristic Enterprises Company, increasing the allowances of national workers at Kuwait General Administration of Customs, violations recorded by the State Audit Bureau regarding Kuwait Credit Bank and its comments on the refusal of Lebanese banks to hand over the matured deposits of Public Institution for Social Security.

Meanwhile, sources said the upcoming parliamentary session will most likely be adjourned as His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah is expected to decline the invitation. Sources pointed out the premier might not take the oath in front of a legislature that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah dissolved in response to the demand of the public.

Source- Arab Times.

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