Reforming Judiciary System is Top Priority [Archives:2001/37/Focus]

September 10 2001

Ismail al-Ghaberi
Many changes and appointments were witnessed during the past month in various governmental institutions. The most spectacular of them occurred in COCA, the Central Organization for Control and Audit, and in the judiciary system. Many judges were retired and 20 other judges were referred to the disciplinary court.
Looking with scrutiny, we can see that these changes were not made by the man of the street. All the people are talking now about the low living conditions, the high rate of unemployment, poverty, and so on. People will never trust these appointments as long as the mafia of corruption is still in control of many governmental institutions. So far, it never happened in Yemen’s history that a corrupted official was held accountable for his misdeeds.
In my opinion, I think that if there is a wishful thinking to eradicate corruption, control corrupted officials, implementing laws, and ensure the power of the state on all Yemeni lands, only then satisfaction and content could be felt by the people. Yemen is suffering from many economic problems which culminate in poverty, unemployment, scarcity of water resources, and so one.
Reforming the judiciary system should be associated with a strict policy to get rid of corruption and all the corrupted officials who have exploited the national resources.