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Prime Minister presides over meeting to leaderships of Hadhramout local authority
[08/04/2024 07:39]

MUKALLA - SABA
Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Awadh bin Mubarak presided over a meeting on Monday in Mukalla, with local and executive authorities in Hadhramaut to discuss the living, service, and developmental conditions.

The meeting addressed the projects implemented in these areas and the government support required to support the local authority.

The meeting tackled the existing challenges in the service sectors, the measures and actions that the government will implement in cooperation with the local authority in Hadhramaut province regarding basic services and development, aiming to improve the lives and livelihoods of citizens.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister delivered a speech, in which he conveyed his congratulations to all attendees and, through them, to all the people of Hadhramaut and the nation in general, on the occasion of the approaching Eid al-Fitr.

He emphasized that his presence in Hadhramaut reflects the government's and political leadership's interest in Hadhramaut and its representation as a model that can be built upon to achieve national development.

He noted that this visit coincides with the approaching eighth anniversary of the liberation of Mukalla and the coast of Hadhramaut from the terrorist elements of Al-Qaeda, paying tribute to the souls of the heroic martyrs who stood against this dark project.

He expressed gratitude for the interventions and positions of the brothers in the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in supporting the liberation battle, which are present and preserved in the conscience of all Yemenis.

Bin Mubarak praised what Hadhramaut has achieved as a model of social cohesion, based on its accumulated and ancient heritage that transcends geography and has become a transcendent contribution across continents throughout history.

He stressed the importance of preserving this cohesion and the societal leadership role, stating: "Hadhramaut has managed to be a safe haven for all Yemenis and a model for social harmony, tolerance, acceptance of the other, and the creation of a broad space of civility that we aspire to."

He pointed out that what has been achieved in Hadhramaut is an essential part of the national project to complete the restoration of the state and defeat the Houthi coup supported by Iran.

He emphasized not neglecting the fact that this battle is ongoing and should not be ignored because this project targets everyone. At the same time, he stressed importance exerting effort to improve the services provided to citizens and alleviate their suffering.

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of addressing the needs and suffering of citizens resulting from the economic situation that is grinding the citizen due to the economic war waged by the Houthi terrorist militia, which is no less severe than the military battle. He explained that the peak of the economic war by the Houthi terrorist militia was in Hadhramaut in October 2022 when it targeted the al-Dhabah Port and halted the export of crude oil, causing losses to the state and citizens.

He also pointed out to the importance of involving citizens in these challenges and making them feel that we are going through the same hardships, and restoring trust in the state officials, government, and local authorities.

Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Awadh bin Mubarak reiterated that transparency, accountability, and progress in the financial and administrative reform program and the fight against corruption are the focus of the current phase to regain trust with the citizens, overcome challenges and difficulties, and ensure the selection of the right person for the right position.

He stressed the government's keenness to grant more powers and decentralization to local authorities and provide a practical model with the private sector and international partnerships.

Renewing his commitment, bin Mubarak emphasized that the current phase is characterized by transparency, accountability, and the continuation of the financial and administrative reform program, as well as the fight against corruption, in order to rebuild trust with the citizens and overcome challenges and difficulties. He stressed the importance of selecting the right person for the right position, emphasizing that no one is above the law.

The government is keen to grant more powers and decentralization to local authorities, and to establish practical partnerships with the private sector and international entities to implement vital projects that contribute to economic growth and achieve further development.

A comprehensive map of investment opportunities available in the country is being prepared, he said.
The Prime Minister praised Hadhramaut for its model in preserving the symbolism of the state and its institutions, as well as its potential for comprehensive development. He discussed the possibilities of cooperation with local authorities in this regard.

He emphasized that his visit is not only to meet with elites, but also to get closer to the citizens and listen to their needs, so that they feel that the government is interested and eager to understand their suffering and work diligently to alleviate it and improve their daily living standards.

The Governor of Hadhramaut, Mubarak bin Madi, delivered a welcoming speech, expressing the importance of the Prime Minister's visit to the province as the first stop on his field visits to liberated provinces. He highlighted the needs and difficulties faced by the province and its citizens in various sectors, particularly in terms of services, and discussed the interventions and efforts of the local authority in addressing them.

He commended the steps taken by the Prime Minister to restore transparency and sound governance as prevailing standards. He emphasized the necessity of granting more powers and addressing the misused revenues for the benefit of improving citizen services.



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