AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 25-12-97. (Yemeni Socialist Party) [Archives:1997/52/Press Review]

December 29 1997

Main Headlines: 1- YSP second secretary in Reima was assassinated while visiting his relatives in Sanaa 2- Political Security persecutes & arrests opposition figures in Abyan 3- Number of explosions in Abyan, perpetrators still unknown 4- 5 of the President’s entourage died in a car accident in Abyan while trying to catch up with the presidential motorcade Article Summary: WB Projects Usurped – By Ahmed Al-Amoodi Acts of usurping public property have taken a new turn. Developmental projects financed by international organizations present a new target. An army colonel had taken over the agricultural cooperative building in Taban, Lahaj, a project funded by the World Bank and supervised by the IFAD in 1988. The colonel later sold the building for YR 500,000, after leading the authorities into believing that the building was owned by the Socialist Party. The Directorate of Agriculture in Lahaj has kept silent. Does the World Bank and its experts know about this?