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Kuwait Times - 26 April, 2012
Author: Khalid Al-Arafa

Who is responsible for renting out flats to bachelors in private residential areas? This question comes to every citizen’s mind and they find no solution for it. Under prevailing laws, they are not allowed to take up residence in 'family-oriented' areas. However, we find them clustered together at the heart of such areas. This only shows that laws are not enforced in this country.

An additional legislation need not be passed to remedy this situation. A tripartite committee comprising Housing, Municipality and Electricity has already been entrusted with this matter. Unfortunately, nothing has been implemented and the phenomenon is spiraling out of control in the absence of supervision and lack of law enforcement. In some residential areas, bachelors outnumber citizens. Only swift intervention can solve this problem before another Khaitan area is created.

Previously, the fact that they were living there was kept a secret, but now it is out in the open, indicating a lack of respect for the law.

The right remedy to be taken is to enforce the law on citizens who lease their homes to bachelors. This can be followed by disconnecting power supplies. If the violation is repeated, then the homes occupied by bachelors should be re-possessed, and bachelors should be evicted. If a citizen has an extra house, it can be sold to compatriots who are on the waiting list to receive government housing.

We hope that all concerned parties will hold officials responsible for the problem of failure to enforce the law . Residential areas should be purged of bachelors, as their presence has led to increasing crime rates. Officials must speed up the construction of specially designated areas where bachelors can live. This was approved by the Municipal Council. This is so that our areas do not become dominated by bachelors and lose privacy. – Al-Anbaa

By Khalid Al-Arafa
 
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