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.
President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi chaired on Thursday a meeting of the Supreme Military and Security Committee.
The meeting touched upon the latest developments on the ground and the current Houthi escalation in and around the capital Sana'a which represents a threat to security, stability and public tranquility in the city and coincides with current efforts to bring in a solution for the current crisis.
The UN annual report of the State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) has said that Yemen is one of the most food-insecure countries in the world.
"Conflict, economic downturn, low agricultural productivity and poverty have made Yemen one of the most food-insecure countries in the world", according to the SOFI 2014 report published on Tuesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
"Besides restoring political security and economic stability, the government aims to reduce hunger by one-third by 2015 and to make 90 percent of the population food-secure by 2020."
The report showed that the government also "aims to reduce the current critical rates of child malnutrition by at least one percentage point per year."
The Assistant of the UN Secretary-General and his Special Adviser for Yemen Jamal Benomar on Wednesday held talks with Abdul Malik al-Houthi in the province of Saada in the framework of consultations with concerned parties in order to find a peaceful solution to the current crisis in Yemen.
Benomar said that the talks, which lasted three hours, focused on solutions to the crisis that can be agreed on by all parties and be based on the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue conference.
The Human Rights Watch has announced today granting its Alison Des Forges Award for the Extraordinary Activism for 2014 to four activists including Yemeni female activist Arwa Abdu Othman.
HRW said in a release posted in the organization's website, the prestigious award has been granted this year to four courageous activists from North Korea, Africa, India and Yemen.
"The winners are among voices calling for justice in their countries and working tirelessly for protecting rights of others and their dignity," said the organization, making it clear that it chose Arawa Othman because she is a key activist working for ending child marriage in Yemen.
A military raid on houses in Hota town of Lahj province resulted on Sunday in arresting three terrorists elements, a military source at the Fourth Military Region Command said.
The military source said that a number of automatic weapons and RPG launchers and silencer pistol were found during the raid, noting that the military and security services are still investigating and pursuing the remnants of the terrorist elements and cells who fled from the area.
The European Union has denounced any act aiming at diminishing the political transfer in Yemen, stressing that parties involved in armed clashes must abandon their weapons they seized from state's army and to abide by effective laws.
In a release issued by the EU Commission today on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy under the motto "Sharing Youth in the Democratic Process," it made it clear the world is focusing on involving youth in the democratic process.
"Half of the population in Yemen is under 15 years and one third of the population is between 15-29," the release said. The released added that the Yemeni youth cannot wait more as they are aspiring for more prosperous future and calling for a new Yemen people share power and resources away of dominance of any group or individuals.
President Abd-Rabb Mansour Hadi on Saturday met with a number of Sheikhs, dignitaries, and social figures from Heziaz area, southern the capital Sana'a.
Hadi during the meeting said that Yemen now is facing critical situation due to current Houthi escalation in and around the capital Sana'a, which needs more caution and avoiding not entering in a conflict with Houthi armed militias.
"We don't mind, and under the constitution and laws, to organize peaceful protests, but trying to storm government facilities, schools, police stations or houses is something forbidden,'' President Hadi said.
He urged everyone to bear his national responsibility in order to avoid fighting in the capital
Yemen's ambassador to the United Kingdom Abdullah al-Radi met on Friday in London with British Minister of State for Middle East Affairs Tobias Ellwood.
In the meeting, al-Radi and Ellwood discussed the underway arrangements for the next meeting of Friends of Yemen Group scheduled on September 24 in New York, as well as the aspects of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The British minister confirmed his country's strong support to President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi to complete the entitlements of the transitional stage and translate the outcomes of the national dialogue conference (NDC). He stressed that the international community would not allow any group or party to obstruct Yemen's exit march to the prospects of harmony ,peace, development and prosperity.