Parliamentary committee calls for questioning of minister of agriculture [Archives:2007/1032/Local News]

March 12 2007

SANA'A, March 8 ) The Agriculture Committee at the Parliament demanded the government question Minister of Agriculture Jalal Faqirah about violations it observed in managing a loan project in the southern governorates mounting to US $45 million.

The Committee also asked the government not to adjust or change the components of projects financed by foreign loans, unless they get Parliament's consent to do so.

The violations were highlighted in a report issued last February by the Agricultural Committee.

“The committee in charge of the project violated the law and wasted funds on things not pertaining to the project's purposes