Expat imams to be hired to meet mosque needs. Staff increase aims to cope with urban expansion and requirements in remote areas
25 August 2022, 12:00 AM
30 September 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has asked for increasing the numbers of foreign employees to meet the needs of mosques in remote areas, Al Jarida newspaper has reported.
The number of non-Kuwaiti employees has increased to meet the needs of mosques in outlying areas where Kuwaitis do not wish to work, such as mosques in border areas, farmlands and chalets because they are located far away from urban spots.
The ministry has applied to the state employment agency, the Civil Service Commission, to approve more employees from Kuwaitis and non-Kuwaitis alike due to urban expansion in the country.
In its request for new employees, the ministry also cited recent resignations, deaths and repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the report said.