Speech of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on arrivals for the current year 2020
Speech of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on arrivals for the current year 2020

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior issued a sudden and shocking decision to many expats in Kuwait and citizens of about 27 countries.

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior revealed this morning a new decision taken by the Kuwaiti government to ban the recruitment of domestic workers from 25 African countries in addition to two Asian countries.

This comes especially since the expatriate labor force in Kuwait has become a very large percentage of the indigenous population, and therefore the legalization of all employment conditions is very important for the Kuwaiti government.

In a related context, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior revealed that the new decision will be applied to the following countries: Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Togo, Senegal, Malawi and Chad. Sierra Leone, Niger, Tanzania, The Gambia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi, in addition to two Asian countries, Indonesia and Bhutan. "

On the other hand, this decision came at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health of Kuwait and the General Directorate of Manpower.

According to the newspaper “Al-Qabas” in Kuwait, the recent list that canceled all the lists that preceded it, removed two countries from the list of the two previous ones, Eritrea and Liberia, while receiving transactions from eight countries: South Africa, Benin, Males from Senegal, the Philippines, Ceylon, India , Vietnam and Nepal.

It should be noted that all domestic workers in the State of Kuwait nowadays constitute about a third of the total expatriate workforce. The number of workers at the end of the second quarter of last year reached about 724 thousand workers, distributed equally among males of about 354 thousand workers, and females from about 370 thousand workers