Al-Touhita’s local council removes district chief [Archives:2007/1074/Local News]

August 6 2007

HODEIDAH, Aug 2 ) The local council in Al-Touhita district, some 10 km. from Zabid city in Al-Hodeidah governorate, held its regular meeting and decided to remove and exclude the chief of the district from all its regular and exceptional meetings as well as from the district's administrative staff.

It also demanded an immediate meeting with the secretary general of the governorate's local council to inform him with the bad situation of the district as well as their demand of the fired chief to hand in the seal and other district-related stuff to the secretariat.

Moreover, the local council asked the governor to instruct the Finance Office in the governorate to stop dealing with the documents signed by the ousted chief of the district. It also asked the Minister of Local Administration to appoint another chief for the district, replacing the deposed chief.

Such a step was taken after a series of violations committed by the ousted chief of the district such as neglecting official office hours, disregarding the resolutions of the local council, and tearing an official letter approved by the local council and sent to Al-Hodeidah governor as for preventing students from entering an examination center by an armed gang.

Other violations include appointing his relatives in all vacant positions assigned for the district, encouraging the manager of health office in the district to take over the budget allocated for the medical centers, disregarding the follow-up of the implementation of the projects, and writing fake reports about their implementation.