- Deportation prison is overcrowded with detainees, and the biggest problem is those who do not have passports.
Kuwait City, Oct 10: Interior Minister Sheikh Thamer Al-Ali directed the need to intensify security campaigns and prosecute violators of the residency law. He also discussed with officials mechanisms to overcome the problem of deportation prison overcrowding and facilitate procedures for deporting violators who do not hold passports. Reported by Al-Rai.
This came during the Minister, accompanied by a number of concerned assistant undersecretaries, touring, last Thursday, the financial affairs sector, the general administration of residency affairs investigations, the administration of deportation and temporary detention affairs, in the context of his tours of all sectors of the ministry to determine the progress of work, identify obstacles and develop solutions to them.
Al-Ali began his tour by visiting the General Administration of Financial Affairs, where he watched a visual presentation of the department, the sections it contains, and the services it provides to the ministry’s sectors. and tenders.
The Minister praised the important and vital role played by the sector in achieving the integrated security system, stressing the need to take the lead in developing work, especially with regard to digital transformation and the use of modern technologies to achieve speed in work and achievement and to develop future plans for investment projects with returns. Financial for the benefit of the state budget.
Al-Ali also visited the General Administration of Residency Affairs Investigations, where he listened to an explanation of the department’s work and the efforts of its employees in apprehending violators of the residency law, and reviewed some of the obstacles facing their work, and ordered their solution to the fullest.
The Minister toured the arrest warrants (men and women) of violators of the residency law, and ordered an urgent study of these cases and finding solutions for them.
He stressed the need to intensify security campaigns and prosecute violators of the residency law to eliminate negative phenomena and reduce violations related to residency procedures, pointing to the need to unify efforts and invest in technological development and automatic linking between the ministry’s sectors in prosecuting violators.
The minister also visited the Department of Deportation and Temporary Arrest Affairs, where he chaired a meeting with sector leaders and administration officers, during which negatives and obstacles were discussed.
Al-Ali was briefed on the capacity of the Deportation Prison of the Correctional Institutions and Residency Affairs Investigations, which accommodates 1,400 inmates, and because of the recent intensive security campaigns, the wards became overcrowded and the number of deportees arrested increased. The proposals and mechanisms to overcome these negatives were discussed.
After that, the Minister made an inspection tour of the arrest watch, and listened to the most important complaints and observations, ordering them to be overcome and dealt with appropriately.
He also discussed the mechanism of handling and facilitating the procedures for deporting violators of the residence law who do not hold passports, indicating that this matter is one of the biggest problems facing the ministry, as sponsors who reported the absence of flight of their workers must hand over their passports to the deportation department to facilitate the process of their return. to their country.
Sheikh Thamer stressed the need for everyone to cooperate with the security men and the security establishment in reporting violators and not to cover up or harbor any violators of the residency law, in order to avoid falling under the law.