Al-Wahda [Archives:2007/1032/Press Review]

March 12 2007

March 7
Main Headlines

– 100 investment opportunities before April's Investment Opportunity Exploration Conference in Yemen

– Cabinet approves establishing the Corporation of Ports and Land Transportation

– Legal Affairs Minister: Amending Parties Law aims to make political parities stronger

– Authorities reduce income taxes, facilitates tax collection procedures

– Procedures to qualify Yemen for Millennium Challenge Account funds

– Parliamentary report attributes poor healthcare in Al-Jawf to financial and administrative corruption

The newspaper reported that the Parliamentary Health and Population Committee released a report, of which a copy was obtained by Al-Wahdah weekly, stressing the necessity of inquiring about the fate of the money allocated for the Drug Fund in Al-Jawf governorate.

The report revealed that financial and administrative corruption in the fund is responsible for the poor healthcare in the governorate. It added that the fund officials wasted a sum of 1.2 million Euros, which the German Government donated to the Drug Fund via GTZ for restoring Al-Hazm General Hospital.

The report insisted on interrogating those involved in the case and referring them to the concerned judicial authorities.