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Kuwaiti Premier to sack officials who fail to curb spending

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Kuwaiti government will submit a detailed program of economic reforms including proposed cuts to subsidies on petrol and electricity to the National Assembly on Saturday, Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said.

Ghanem said that the government will commit to a specific program with specific dates of implementation and the prime minister warned that ministers who fail to deliver should leave.

The announcements came following a key meeting held by the Assembly’s financial affairs committee and attended by the prime minister, the speaker, several ministers and a large number of lawmakers. Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah warned during the meeting to dismiss any official who cannot apply rationalization in spending, “regardless of how senior he is”, according to KUNA. “Anyone who cannot achieve our policy of rationalization will have no place amongst us and should leave,” the premier said.