Almotamar.net - Sheikh Sultan al-Barakani, the General People's Congress (GPC)"s Assistant Secretary-General wished leaders of opposition parties of the Joint Meeting to acquaint themselves with constitutional systems before staring to talk every now and then about what he described as rosy dreams and illusions.
Commenting on the JMP talk of a shadow government Mar al-Barakani said," We are not in need in this regard to talk on the matter of a shadow government existence because that is well-known worldwide," considering that talk as resulting from personal desires of the some without understanding the rules of the political, executive and parliamentary action.
Al-Barakani added, in the context of commenting on statements by leaders of the JMP parties on their intention of formation of a shadow government, he said " I tell the brothers in the JMP, despite the contradiction between what Mohammed Qahtan, head of Islah political office stated about existence of an undeclared shadow government and that of Dr. Yassin Saeed Nouman the YSP secretary general, the shadow government is one of the alternatives submitted to The JMP. In other words this contradiction means there are personal desires with some without understanding of the rules of political, executive and parliamentary work. He said in order to make Ali al-Sarari, member of the YSP's politburo any embarrassment, "the shadow government does not aim at dominating the government and take its place but rather to offer alternatives."
Al-Barakani wished that the officials in the JMP had presented those alternatives to the electors on the 20th of last September. He said it was a wish that the brothers in the JMP would allot their qat-chewing sessions or part of them for studying thoroughly the Yemeni constitution as well as systems in the world so that they will be judicious in what they unleash of statements or decisions they take. The process of monitoring the performance of the government the government through monitoring the implementation of he constitution and the law and the platform under which it has gained confidence, the budgets and final accounts and reports of the monitoring and audition that are issued by the concerned parties in the government.
In his statement to 26 September newspaper on Thursday al-Barakani the parliament committees are the main means for the monitoring action as they are the official medium of parliamentary action. He said "I do not think that members of the JMP are not part of those committees."
Mr. al-Barakani affirmed if we had one day seen a serious project presented by the JMP through its representatives in the parliament as dealing with a failure we would have respected it because we do not monopolize the fact or claim possessing it. Anything positive presented by anyone it would be respected.
The US Department of Defense has announced the transfer of four Yemeni detainees, and a Tunisian national, from Guantanamo Bay to Georgia and Slovakia.
Two separate statements by the US Department of Defense on Thursday said that Salah Mohammed Salih Al-Dhabi, Abdel Ghaib Ahmad Hakim, and Abdul Khaled Al-Baydani were transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Georgia, and Hashim Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti and Husayn Salim Muhammad Al-Mutari Yafai were transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Slovakia.
The HEYA Yemen team in Participation for Community Foundation (PCF), along with their five local partners; (Awaam Foundation for Development, My Vision NGO, Shaher Foundation for Consultancy and Marketing, The Third Eye Foundation, Tanwaa Foundation) and the regional umbrella organization , Academy for International Development – Middle East and North Africa (AID-MENA), launched their first press conference at the Saba Hotel in Sanaa, Yemen.
Despite the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, the event was attended by community public figures, civil society organizations (CSOs) and more than 20 media bodies that included radio and television news channels, newspaper journalists and various online platforms to highlight the role of Yemini women during the democratic transition.
Guest speaker of the press conference, Mr. Amin Goman, the Capital Secretary Assistant reiterated HEYA’S intentions, claiming that “in order to achieve the outputs of the national dialogue, we have to work closely with all women alliances to increase the role of women in monitoring and formulating public policies and to take part of the decision making process in Yemen”
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday valued highly the Japanese donation of US$5.3 million to support on-site school feeding up to the end of the current school year.
The donation was confirmed at a signing ceremony in Rome on 7 November.
"This is a new activity for WFP Yemen, which we have been able to launch entirely as a result of Japan's support," said WFP Yemen Deputy Country Director and Officer-in-Charge Rukia Yacoub. "With this latest donation, we can continue to provide snacks to children attending school right through the year."
"I believe this food aid will contribute directly to the alleviation of the impacts of food shortages as well as the improvement of people's nutritional status in this country," said Japanese ambassador to Yemen Katsuyoshi Hayashi.
Under this operation, WFP will provide a daily snack, consisting of a nutritious date bar, to some 295,000 primary and secondary schoolchildren regularly attending school, to encourage attendance and help them to concentrate during lessons.
The Standing Committee of the General People's Congress (GPC) held its special session chaired by Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of the GPC.
During the meeting they discussed the current developments on the national scene in Yemen and regulatory conditions of the GPC.
The Commission adopted its regulatory decisions of new appointments at senior organizational configurations of the Presidency GPC.
After discussions and proposals the members of the Committee approved the following names:
A Republican decree No. (140) for the year 2014 was issued on Friday naming the new government members as follows:
President of the Republic,
After perusal of the constitution of the Republic of Yemen,
Law No. (3) for the year 2004 on the Cabinet,
Decree of the President of the Republic No. (62) for the year 2014 to authorize Mr. Khaled Mahfoudh Bahah to form the government,
The Gulf Cooperation Council initiative and its implementation mechanism signed on 23/11/2011,
Peace and National Partnership Agreement signed on 21/9/2014, and
A proposal by Prime Minister, and for the supreme interest of the country.
It has been decided,
Article No. (1): The government is to be formed as to follow
Sessions of the Brussels Conference on Reconciliatory Justice in Yemen were concluded on Monday in the capital Brussels of Belgium.
The conference was participated by representatives of the Yemeni political parties and components, international organizations, and international experts specialized in solving disputes.
At the end of the conference, a statement was declared affirming the importance of working to immediately stop violent armed acts and to denounce the use of force to achieve political goals and interests.
The statement called for the condemnation of all forms of violence and continuation of dialogue to discover in depth details and determinants of the comprehensive national reconciliation in Yemen.
President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi reviewed on Saturday with UK ambassador to Yemen Jane Marriott the latest developments in the local arena.
During the meeting, Hadi highly praised the support of the UK for Yemen's security, stability and unity, stressing the importance of helping Yemen economically by the UK and Saudi Arabia to address the current challenges.