AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 23-4-98. [Archives:1998/17/Press Review]

April 27 1998

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]  Main Headline:
1- Islah Shourah Council: Successful economic reform requires the eradication of corruption
2- Parliament Speaker, Sheikh Al-Ahmer meets families of men accused of being behind the Aden bomb explosions.
3- Yemeni economists: Economic “reforms” have increased poverty and unemployment levels.
4- Tribesmen broke into Al-Hada’a directorate offices, Dhamar, locked up the employees and freed their detained kinsmen.

Article Summary:
Monopoly in Aden Port
Directives given by the Prime Minster last March to suspend the operations of licensed and unlicensed shipping utility companies in Aden are still ignored. The suspension was supposed to be valid until a full investigation is carried out into the activities of these companies. The Aden Maritime Chamber had previously complained that the Ministry of Transportation has allowed a number of companies to monopolize ship services at the port.
The privatization of the port utilities should be done according to the free-market principles and monopolies must be prevented, said a letter of complaint by the Maritime Chamber.