Oddly enoughThat’s a long call! [Archives:2004/717/Local News]

March 4 2004

A reliable source told Yemen Times that a bill of one of the ministers of the current cabinet has received a GSM telephone bill amounting to around YR 240,000. According to the source, which refused to give the name of the minister in question, the amount will be paid to the GSM company from the public budget.
So far, this is the highest ever telephone bill to be received by any Yemeni minister in the history of the country. According to basic calculations, the amount could have only been registered if the owner kept on talking in local calls for up to 15 days continuously.