The sources from Interior Ministry said the measures had been already studied and approved by the Cabinet with the aim of regulating the presence of marginal laborers and assessing the actual needs of the local labor market. They said expected government decisions includes banning the renewal of marginal laborers’ work permits and residency visas.
Moreover, strict instructions will be given to accurately analyse the essential labor count with more focus on qualified workers, the sources added, noting that the government believes that the manpower authority and interior ministry have so far failed to stop visa trafficking, which called for forming a special team to study various legislation to amend them and stop manipulations by traffickers.
“Reducing the number of expats in Kuwait is not the target – the government only aims to regulate their presence by focusing on allowing in only qualified and skilled workers,” the sources underlined, noting that once the new measures are in effect, Kuwait will be able to get rid of a million marginal laborers within seven years.
Courtesy: Kuwait Times