Al-Wahdawi [Archives:2003/645/Press Review]
24 June 2003
Columnist Ali al-Saqqaf stresses that corruption in Yemen receives full support and care to the extent that it could be considered one of the national constants for the Yemenis. No one can imagine Yemen without corruption. Any citizen assuming an important government post would feel ashamed of himself if he does not be in harmony with the situation and get indulged in corruption. Therefore, there is a feverish race among senior government officials to prove their efficiency in embezzling the public property to achieve the biggest amount of wealth.
Indicators point that he the former leadership of the ministry of health had on that race after it had managed to embezzle YR 124 million and 600 thousand through carrying out a commercial deal of buying some kind of vaccines.