In light of what the whole world is suffering from the repercussions of the “Covid 19” pandemic, an elite group of Kuwaiti intellectuals interested in public affairs have set the determinants of reaching Kuwait for a better tomorrow, and drew a map to reform conditions in all aspects of life for a new Kuwait, a more beautiful Kuwait, drawing its broad lines from The words of His Highness Prince Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, who said last March that the aftermath of the pandemic is not the same as before, and who also called for “studying the social, economic and educational implications and impacts” of that crisis.
The reform map drawn up by this elite in a statement, of which local news paper alqabas obtained a copy, included 9 axes that included the economic situation, administration, the existence of Kuwait as a country not an arena for disputes, the relationship between the legislative and executive authorities, confronting corruption, demographics, corruption, education, and media policy, And the development of public services.
The statement indicated that the unprecedented epidemic sweeping the world is changing the world with force and cruelty, indicating that Kuwait is part of this world that is preparing itself to a different tomorrow in form and subject, and “we look forward to our country being different from what it went on.” The signatories of the statement expressed their hope that reform will be achieved for the sake of a more beautiful country, setting their perceptions of the main headings that must be studied, stressing that reaching the desired reform requires a lever, represented in a clear political and strategic will. Economic situation
The statement stated that “the country derives its economic fundamentals from oil extraction and marketing,” pointing out that “the deepening economic crisis in the world will make oil as a commodity facing the risks of the global economic downturn, and it will be the slowest in recovery on the one hand, and its prices may decline due to competition from producers after the pandemic, This leads to atrophy of financial resources and adds an unprecedented economic burden on our country and our economy. For this, the statement considers the necessity of “clear, medium and long-term economic plans, in which Kuwaiti experts and technicians participate, because leaving the economic decision instant, random, personal and confused enters society into crises that may explode without prior warning.” Administration The statement pointed out that “we need a modern administration based on knowledge and skill and achieving the common good,” especially since there are “many administrative deficiencies in previous years as a result of a lack of insight into the importance of scientific management on the one hand, and the random selection of implementers on the other hand, which depends on kinship.” Or personal knowledge, ”which is“ impractical rules that disrupt achievement, which has accumulated employees without work and facilitated the paths of corruption.
”Therefore, the signatories of the statement look to an administration that“ adopts transparency, digitization and agility, limits waste of public resources and fights corruption. ” Homeland .. not a square With regard to the existence of Kuwait as a homeland for everyone, the statement stated that “our country in recent years has almost turned into an arena, in which there are competing powers, outwardly or inwardly, mortgaged to the outside. Conflicts have resulted in most of them exclusionary and abolitionist, which have turned homelands into arenas of conflicts that have led to the disintegration of countries close to us. And war, ”affirming that“ the country does not accept allegiance to the outside under any pretext, and the real competition is how it can serve the country and the difference is subject to the laws of the state. ” And he stressed the need for the state to be “at the same distance from all powers, and not subject to the temptation or intimidation of any social and political force”, because the state “aims to serve the group, not some.” Moreover, “launching the work of civil society institutions under the roof of the law has priority in the participation of people in expressing their views on a large scale in what they want their country to be.” Education “Poor educational outcomes are one of the major obstacles to real development.” Despite the available resources and reasonable extracts for education in terms of quantity, they are in a “deplorable state due to the absence of a permanent educational plan for the state without political interference or personalization from its successive administrations. Different passions ».
The statement warned that if the concerned parties do not pay attention to education and its outputs seriously and qualitatively, “a catastrophe could befall society by graduating half-educated people who lack the experience and skill required for labor markets, which makes most of them workers and a source of political and societal pressure, which takes society to decline.” media The state’s media policy “lags far behind the developments, the modern communication revolution, and the social media revolution that has almost a monopoly in shaping public opinion today.
Those media policies are still traditional, bureaucratic and a place for masked unemployment.” For that, “media policies must be seriously considered in terms of goals and means. And the rehabilitation, the mission, and the installation of a new and effective structure to meet the challenges and to build a media strategy that keeps pace with the changes, and the interest in cultural production in all its forms is as the soft power of our country. It is not permissible to neglect what has been achieved, and support that activity at the official and civil levels.
The statement stressed that “access to digitalization in public services and their perfection will liberate many workers today from accumulation in order to benefit from them in more productive work in society, as digitalization reduces corruption and favoritism and reduces marginal employment.” The executive authority is lagging, and the legislature lacks accurate representation The signatories to the statement saw that the executive authority “has failed to defend what it really deems for the whole population, and the legislative authority has penetrated to push policies to the interests of narrow segments.” Therefore, “reform calls for taking place in both respects. The first is choosing the best and most efficient in the executive authority, holding the negligent accountable, and setting state plans. (A minister has no plans) for public policies, and on the other hand, reform mechanisms to enable society to choose a just and equal choice for whom it represents, provided that he scrutinizes the merits of whoever represents the nation in his judicial page, his social history, and his medical and psychological history, with independent monitoring to prevent profiteering, intrusion, imposing influence, and achieving private interests from Hand, or submission to extortion and use of political money from the executive authority ». Empowering regulatory agencies to confront corruption Confronting the spread of corruption in our country «needs more statements and faster than procrastination under the cover of the law, some of which are implemented selectively. If the administrative apparatus is corrupted, everything in the state is corrupted, so it is important to empower the supervisory authorities and fortify their work to bring the corrupt to a fair judiciary and law enforcement Everyone without social shelter or political influence, and controlling corruption pathways represented by weak monitoring and follow-up. Demographics need realistic study
The demographics need to be «a realistic study on the basis of the necessary needs of society and the economy, and to scrutinize the quality of employment, the organization of its arrival, the standard of living and the work that is available to it in the community to be fair and humane. All state facilitie