Kuwait City: Kuwait's Interior Ministry will soon submit to the National Assembly a draft law proposing changes to the residency law, as the Assembly prepares to complete legislation to facilitate the reduction of expats in the country within a few months, according to a Kuwait Times report.
Interior Minister Anas Al Saleh said the government has prepared a draft law proposing to “upgrade the residency law”, which will be sent to the Assembly within the next two weeks.
Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al Ghanem also said that he and a group of lawmakers will submit to the Assembly a comprehensive draft law calling for a gradual reduction of expats in the country.
The speaker said that Kuwait has a real problem in its population structure, in which 70 per cent are expats, adding that what is more serious is that 1.3 million of the 3.35 million expats “are either illiterate or can merely read and write”, Kuwait Times reported.
“I understand that we recruit doctors and skilled manpower and not unskilled labourers. This is an indication that there is a distortion. Visa traders have contributed in increasing this figure,” Ghanem said.