Kuwait Municipality launches nationwide campaign to regulate advertising

Kuwait Municipality launches nationwide campaign to regulate advertising

Kuwait Municipality initiates ‘License Your Advertising’ campaign Nationwide

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The Kuwait Municipality has unveiled plans to kickstart the “License Your Advertising” campaign across all governorates of the country, starting from the beginning of May. This initiative aims to ensure that all advertisements comply with the necessary licensing regulations.

Muhammad Al-Mutairi, the official spokesperson for Kuwait Municipality and Director of the Public Relations Department, announced in a press statement today. He revealed that teams from municipal services’ auditing and follow-up departments will be deployed to intensify field campaigns, focusing on verifying the validity of licenses for all advertisements.

As part of the campaign, supervisory teams comprising both male and female inspectors will conduct thorough inspections of various types of advertisements, including commercial, promotional, construction, seasonal, and event-related. This initiative aligns with the implementation of new advertising regulations.

Al-Mutairi highlighted that Kuwait Municipality has launched an awareness-raising advertisement displayed on screens in the main buildings of the municipality. Additionally, road advertisements have been deployed across all governorates to spread awareness about the campaign.

Addressing advertisement owners directly, Al-Mutairi emphasized the importance of obtaining or renewing licenses for all types of advertisements through the licensing departments located in the municipality’s branches across governorates. Failure to comply could result in fines of up to five thousand Kuwaiti dinars.

Furthermore, Al-Mutairi warned that violation reports will be issued for advertisements lacking proper licensing or violating the terms and controls outlined in the advertising regulations. Financial penalties specified in the regulations will be enforced accordingly.

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