President promises new governors more autonomy [Archives:2008/1158/Local News]

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May 26 2008

SANA'A, May 23 ) President Ali Abdullah Saleh directed the Cabinet to set up a complete strategy for local officials, granting them more funds and greater authority over regional issues.

The president held a joint meeting with the Cabinet and newly-elected governors after the recent governmental reshuffling, expressing hope that the government could work with local authorities as one team and shoulder the country's issues without disputes over authority.

“This is the first meeting that includes the Cabinet and heads of the administrative units (governors)