26 SEPTEMBER: Sanaa weekly, 10-9-98. [Archives:1998/37/Press Review]

September 14 1998

(Yemen Armed Forces)   Main Headline:
1- In his visit to the College of Dentistry, University of Science and Technology, the President emphasizes state support for the establishment of private colleges.
2- The President inaugurated Daar Al-Ahmer for Female Training, which is part of the Islah Charitable Society.
3- In an audience with the new World Bank resident representative, the President commends this international organization’s contribution toward reform and development in Yemen.
4- Yemeni and Djibouti Ministers of Transport held the 1st working session to develop mutual cooperation.
5- Vice President discusses the consolidation of Yemeni-Russian ties with the Russian ambassador to Yemen.
6- Council of Ministers ratified the National Strategy for Girls Education.
7- Deputy Chief of Staff inaugurates the Army Engineers School .
Article Summary:
Embezzlement Cases Uncovered
Acting upon directives by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Central Organization for Control and Audit (COCA) has been strongly supported as an impartial organ with serious tasks and responsibilities. During the first half of 1998, COCA had uncovered many cases of misappropriation of public funds.
A total of 59 cases, with funds involved amounting to more than $589,000, were referred by COCA to the Public Funds Prosecutor Office. The cases were discovered in a number of administrative units in Sanaa and other governorates.