IT is unreasonable, or rather arrogant, that someone does not recognize the reality of the crisis the country continues to suffer. Anyone who tries to minimize it is either blind and doesn’t see things for what they really are, or is a real criminal who doesn’t want the best for this country and seeks to prescribe the wrong treatment in order to make the disease worse.
To be frank, what we are experiencing today did not come out of nowhere. It is a custom established by successive governments which present exemplary work programs filled with promises of all shapes and colors, but after reading them in a session to obtain confidence in the National Assembly, they are forgotten; in fact, no one in the Council of Ministers is in charge of implementing it or even remembering its content.
Parliament is also not in a better position, because MPs see these programs as opening statements and the need for what is not necessary, thanks to which they do not force the government to implement any even a small part.
The last four governments were no different from those that preceded them. Instead of confronting and working on the implementation of the least element of its program, which is “Sustainable social security despite the challenges”, the last government, which no longer has any promise of reform to put in its program , decided to take the simplest solution, which is to resign in order to avoid parliamentary accountability.
Instead of working to improve Kuwait’s credit rating, the negative rating rose because it failed to implement its promise to promote economic growth and financial sustainability, and instead aggravated the problems.
For example, one of the constants of successive governments since 1962 until today is a solution to the Bedoun problem, and the naturalization of those who deserve it. However, the pressure on this category has steadily increased until their cause has now become a dilemma that increases the country’s international political embarrassment.
These governments should not have made any promises and should have told the Kuwaitis frankly from the start that they were unable to implement them. He shouldn’t have pledged to give bonuses to COVID-19 front-liners or argue that there isn’t enough cash to cover the retirement subsidy.
Governments should not have resorted to buying the loyalty of MPs by increasing restrictions on Kuwaitis, barring innocent parties and participating in the farce of banning a TV series that was not produced in Kuwait and prevent it from broadcasting on local channels. Despite this, he issues threatening statements, promising misfortune and failure, simply because he attempted to woo a deputy.
All this has become a real crisis for the executive power which does not exercise its powers. Its president wants to continue in his post even if it happens by disrupting the country. He’s the one who built a wall for himself by abandoning his role, being indecisive and avoiding confrontation.
As people scream loudly from the pain caused by the crisis, she is met with silence on all levels. Also, several members of the reigning family are reluctant to experience the presidency of the Council of Ministers, fearing that it will turn into fuel in the National Assembly in the incineration in which its deputies are the decision-makers due to incapacity of executive authority.
Undoubtedly, this matter must be resolved quickly, because local, regional and international economic and political circumstances do not allow the luxury of wickedness or fear to undertake treatment, even if it is cauterization. , as the Arabic proverb – “Better to endure an hour of pain than a lifetime of pain”.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, The Arab Times