30 years of service in government prerequisite for citizenship
Al-Watan Daily, Sunday, 23 January 2011, by: Abdullah Al-Najjar
KUWAIT: Al Watan has learnt that the Executive Apparatus for Illegal Residents will endorse two basic conditions. The first condition stipulates that the candidate is included in the 1965 census or at least proves his presence before this date. The second condition states that the applicant has served a government institution continuously for at least 30 years. Alternative solutions will be reportedly found for those who do not fulfill these two conditions.
The Head of the said executive apparatus Saleh Al-Fadhala has been reportedly conducting regular visits to the previous executive committee for illegal residents in Dhajeej to review files. Besides, he is meeting the newly appointed members of the Executive Apparatus. Al-Fadhala also visits the new officers to be located in Nayef Palace as some maintenance work is still underway. The new officers will be reportedly equipped with state-of-the-art technology to meet all requirements. The official is said to be determined to end this longstanding case by ensuring that entitled applicants obtain citizenship.
I hope this is true. I just hope it isn't more hachi and false hope. What about the Bidoon guys who fought with Kuwait during the Gulf War (20 years ago)? They should be first in line. Maybe the Government could make this 20 year anniversary something to really celebrate...