Al-Tariq: Aden weekly, 4-8-98. [Archives:1998/32/Press Review]

August 10 1998

Main Headline:
1- Workers at agricultural cooperatives in the southern governorates have not been paid their salaries for the last 5 years.
2- Citizens of Mareb, Al-Jawf, and Shabwa conclude their congress with a strong call for tribal solidarity and a vehement condemnation of acts of violence, subversion and kidnapping.
3- Yemeni migrant workers contribute a total of YR 10 million towards public utility projects in Dawaan, Hadhramaut.
Article Summary:
Constitutionality of Administrative Divisions
By Dr. Mohammed Ali Al-Saqqaf
As usual, as soon as parliamentary sessions are adjourned for the summer vacation, republican decrees start coming fast and thick. The recent amendments to administrative divisions are a good example. Two new governorates have been created. This was done despite the following:
1- Draft laws for administrative divisions and local authority are still being reviewed by parliament.
2- Article 143 of the Yemeni Constitution has clearly specified the number, borders and basis of the existing administrative divisions.
Divisional amendments should be instituted on a national level, not on selected parts of the country. Also, such changes can only be carried out according to a ratified law, not by a republican decree. Republican decrees having the power of law can be issued during parliament’s recess in cases of emergency and if there is a real necessity.