YEMEN Press Agency

Newspaper accuses telecommunications minister in Hadi’s gov’t of theft, corruption

ADEN, March 16 (YPA) – A newspaper in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Saturday accused telecommunication minister in the exiled Hadi’s Saudi-backed government of theft and corruption in connection with the illegal company “Aden net”, which was established in mid-2018.

“There are many reports based on sources from inside the ministry of telecommunication and Information technology in Aden indicate that the minster Lutfi Ba-Sharif has dealt with the company as an exclusive owner and had formed a new crew consisting of few employees to manage it under his own directives,” said “Aden Al-Ghad” newspaper in its Saturday’s issue.

The company’s revenues amounting to 150 million riyals a month, and perhaps more, according to preliminary estimates, are not deposited in the Central Bank under the regulations, it added.

The newspaper asserted that Ba-Sharif works to encourage the black market and brokers to sell modems and segments of the company at double prices.

Hadi’s government has practiced an unprecedented corruption at the administrative, financial and organizational levels, the most famous of which was the establishment of Aden Net company illegally, as well as the corruption of the central bank in Aden.