Expats not allowed to join Co-operative funds
Many expatriate workers in Kuwait are a bit anxious where to buy food, groceries and other necessities even before they first set foot in Kuwait. But once they’re here, they find it easy to actually have a Co-op (Cooperative) shop in every block of the housing area that makes their life easier. They can buy most necessities and prices are relatively cheap.
However, although expatriates can buy, shop and enjoy the conveniences at Co-op stores, much as their finances are more than enough, they are not allowed to join in shareholding funds. Ministry of Social Affairs and Work Undersecretary, Matar Al-Muteiri confirmed in a press statement that Co-operative Society stores don’t need additional investment because these have already gained substantial growth in sales and profits.
Source: Times Kuwait