President Saleh’s Field Trips Bring Temporary Relief to Citizens [Archives:1998/46/Front Page]
President Ali Abdullah Saleh, temporarily anchored at Aden, has been paying field trips to the neighboring regions and governorates. “The inspection visits have raised the level of government services and the momentum of implementation of projects, if only to please the President,” said an Aden-based diplomat.
The President’s tours have included, first and foremost, different parts of Aden. Then he trekked into Abyan, Lahej, Dhale’ and Shabwah. In all cases, he held the local officials accountable. “But this kind of system – being accountable to only one man, cannot of course, succeed,” lamented the diplomat.