By Shane McGinley
Each family could get a lump sum of KD5,000 this year and another KD5,000 in 2011.
The Kuwaiti government is considering a proposal to give each family a KD10,000 ($34,703) lump sum as an alternative to writing off citizens’ loans, according to a report on Monday.
The Kuwait Times reports that the Kuwaiti government is discussing a proposal by MP Saleh Ashour to give each Kuwaiti family a lump sum of KD 5,000 this year and the remaining KD 5,000 in 2011.
Ashour said the plan would cost the government far less than a previous proposal to write off citizens’ loans, a plan which was approved by most MPS but rejected by the government. The lump sum is designed to help Kuwaitis cope with the ongoing financial crisis, Ashour is reported to have said.
On a separate issue, the article reported that MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri, has released a statement attacking the Minister of Public Works for the "extremely exaggerated" sum quoted for the project to expand Kuwait International Airport's departures hall.
First of all how could the MPs even consider writing off the citizens loans!? Next, how could the MP Saleh justify giving each family KD 10,000 each while each family lives over the top!? How about the laborers working here for freaking measly KD 25 a MONTH!!??? What about their poor living and sanitary conditions? Have any one of these MPs been into their rooms!!? Let me say that I have first hand witnessed it! I have witnessed how a laborer cooks, eat and what he sleeps on... if he calls that a bed then mine is a floating cloud! Let me not get on about their toilets... This is just pure absurdity and a sickening act of Government intervention.