YEMEN Press Agency

STC’s levies committee doubles suffering of Aden people

ADEN, Jan. 13 (YPA) – The so-called “Economic Committee” of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) deliberately exhausts the living conditions of citizens in the city of Aden, media sources said on Thursday.

The sources confirmed that the committee directed the military points of the STC militia to double the levies, so that the collection of a medium truck carrying mineral water amounted to 850,000 riyals (nearly 680 US dollar according to exchange rate in Aden).

“The STC levies doubled the suffering the people in Aden and the rest of the occupied southern provinces,” the southern news website “Crater Sky” said.

The southern website added that the STC’s committee did not provide any visions and solutions to get out of the economic crisis and the collapse of the local currency, which led to the price hike and charged traders with illegal taxes.