AL-WAHDA: Sanaa weekly, 30-9-98. [Archives:1998/40/Press Review]

October 5 1998

(Official)   Main Headline:
1- Inaugurating several public service projects in Hadhramaut, the President says: “We do not have any other task but to proved people with services that raise their living standards. The electricity project is one of the fruits of cooperation with friends and brothers.”
2- In a letter to the government, the President stresses that no public employees should be expelled from office because of their partisan allegiances.
3- Papers and discussion at the oil and gas conference centered on investment opportunities in Yemen.
4- Head of Parliament’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee: “Local administration is a qualitative democratic move.”
5- A new production line at the Amran Cement factory raises its production capacity to one million tonne.
Article Summary:
Scandalous Report
By Abdullah A. Al-Kibsi
The report submitted to parliament by the Central Organization for Control and Audit (COCA), documenting gross financial irregularities and administrative mismanagement, is the first of its kind. It has indicated that corruption is widespread in many public service ministries.
The report has shown the danger of not allowing parliament and other monitory bodies to exercise their full duties. COCA should be allowed to follow-up all the cases it refers to the courts. The report also proves that there are in Yemen many honest and diligent people who wish to serve their country well.