34 Nepalese requests the government for rescue
Thirty-four Nepali workers have been stock in Jilip, Kuwait for the past five months after the company's working site was shut down due to Coronavirus pandemic.
Kuwait: Thirty-four Nepali workers have been stock in Jilip, Kuwait for the past five months after the company's working site was shut down due to Coronavirus pandemic. Prakash Magar of Rolpa informed that 34 Nepali workers of Al Rakib Building Construction Company of Kuwait are facing food scarcity on their camp and the electricity of the camp has been also cut down and they are forced to live on the room without electricity and AC.
The manpower company had taken Rs 160,000 per person from them. For the last 18 months, they have been working in the construction site and when the lockdown started in Jilip their site was blocked. The group has complained that they have been deceived by the manpower company in Kathmandu as at the time of making a contract sign they were convinced to get all the facilities like as medicine and plane tickets while coming to the homeland but in real non of the facilities is entertained to them and in past five months the company has cut up their salary too.
Binod Nepali of Gulmi said that the company administration deceives them by saying that he would give today and tomorrow once in two months.
The victims said that their condition was deplorable as the manpower company did not take any initiative to help them.
Kishor Kumar KC told to OnlineKhabarHub on Friday, that he has talked to Praksh Mani Poudel (Minister Consular) for the settlement of disputes between workers and the company. He further added the representative from the embassy of Nepal in Kuwait will be visiting the camp of Nepali immigration workers latest by Monday.
On the current situation of 34 Nepalese at the camp, he said they are getting food at the moment and some of them have said they want to return to Nepal and for other who wants to continue company will provide the work and will be paid as per the contract.
And, on the case of rescuing Nepalese from Kuwait, we cannot do anything as we manpower have paid taxes along with labours to be rescued like this in pandemic to Department of Immigration. One candidate pays Rs. 1500 to immigration while going abroad as immigrant workers from Nepal. And, manpower pays Rs. 10,000 yearly to the immigration department. K.C further states the collected funds in the immigration department is meant to be used to rescue the immigrant workers in this kind of pandemic by the act of 64.