KUWAIT: Even as a number of lawmakers called for the formation of a special temporary committee to study the demographic imbalance in the  country, a government committee entrusted with studying the cancellation of the kafala (sponsorship) system is forging ahead to find a solution that will protect the rights of both employers and employees, achieve public interest and preserve Kuwait’s human rights image.

Notably, many MPs believe that the uncontrolled and growing numbers of expats, not putting replacement policies into practice and lenience with  visa traffickers have all led to serious consequences, limiting citizens to only 30 percent of the total population.

According to a report in Al-Rai daily yesterday, informed sources said the government committee, comprising of elements from the social affairs and labor ministry, the interior ministry and the manpower authority, is currently considering a proposal to make the government sponsor all private  sector employees and regulate employer-employee relations through contracts to be signed by both sides, with the manpower authority as the sponsor.




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