Parliament demands prosecuting corrupt officials [Archives:2007/1065/Local News]

July 5 2007

SANA'A, July 3 ) Several affiliates of the General People Congress bloc at the Parliament called for a complete investigation of the damages and faults incurred during the implementations of Ibb projects early to the celebrations of the 17th anniversary of Yemen's reunification.

They also called for referring those in charge of projects implementations to the prosecution as well as publishing the names of violating contractors and companies in media outlets.

Attending the session meant for discussing project violations in Ibb, Minister of Public Works and Roads Omar Al-Kurshumi noted that the damages in the exceptional plan projects do not exceed two percent, hinting most damages resulted from rains and the short period of implementation.

Asked about the reason behind halting the implementation of projects unready yet, Al-Kurshumi declared that the companies stopped working in order to have some rest and do maintenance work to their equipments before resuming the work.

However, the MPs insisted on punishing the violators and the Parliament delegated its services committee to follow up the implementation of the suspended projects.