Kuwait City: The Amir of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah accepted the resignations of Minister of Oil and Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rasheedi, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Public Works Hossam Al-Roumi and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Adel Al-Khorafi.
The officials who quit their posts were facing the threat of being grilled by lawmakers over allegations of corruption and mismanagement, reported Al Qabas.
Prime Minister Shaikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah announced the appointment of four new ministers in a mini-cabinet reshuffle.
The new-look cabinet includes Khalid Al-Fadhel, an academic, as Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water.
Fahd Al-Rasheedi, a newcomer, takes over as Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and State Minister for Municipality
Saad Al-Kharraz and Mariam Al-Aqeel have been appointed respectively as Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs.