Kuwait’s constitutional court. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

Cairo: Kuwaiti citizens will replace foreign employees working as court secretaries in the country’s law courts, according to a justice official.

The Kuwaiti Justice Minister Nawaf Al Yassin has issued a decree to completely “Kuwaitise” all jobs of the session secretaries in courts, spokesman for the ministry Isa Al Bashir said.

“This decree is part of a series of continued strategic measures aimed at replacement in subsidiary jobs in courts of different levels and offset potential shortages as well as providing new jobs for the Kuwaiti citizens in more than one sector at the Justice Ministry,” the official added, according to Al Anba newspaper.

Foreigners account for nearly 3.4 million of Kuwait’s over 4.8 million population.

Several state institutions in Kuwait have recently disclosed plans to limit hiring foreigners, prioritising Kuwaitis’ employment.

In recent months, there have been increasing calls in Kuwait for curbing foreigners’ employment to redress a demographic imbalance amid accusations that migrant workers have strained the country’s infrastructure facilities.