Minister of Finance: Paying half of salary before Ramadan month in implementation of the directives of the President
The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance, Mr. Rashid Abu Lahoum, confirmed that the ministry will pay half of the salary for all state employees before the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan in implementation of the directives of His Excellency Field Marshal Mahdi Al-Mashat, Chairman of the Supreme Political Council.
Mr. Rashid Abu Lahoum explained in an interview with Al-Thawra newspaper that, “Despite the difficult conditions the country is going through due to the escalation of the aggression and the tightening of the siege, we are ,in implementation of the directives of the President of the Supreme Political Council, regarding the necessity to spend half the salary before Ramadan month in order to reduce the suffering of people.
The transfer of the Central Bank’s functions to Aden and the transfer of the SWIFT, which enables international transactions, deprived one million employees of their salaries, Minister of Finance Dr. Rashid Abu Lahoum affirmed.
In an interview with Al-Thawra newspaper, Abu Lahoum explained that the pro-aggression government was not committed to implementing any of what had been agreed upon in Sweden, causing the continuing disruption of salaries.
He indicated that the Salvation Government used the fuel revenues to pay half of his salary every two months, but the pro-aggression government, with the complicity of the United Nations, prevented all fuel and gas ships from reaching the port of Hodeidah.
Abu Lahoum pointed out that the Ministry of Finance was forced to continue reducing expenditures in order to control as much as possible the level of the budget deficit in light of these exceptional circumstances.
He stressed that the aim of the US-Saudi aggression from the economic war is to achieve a comprehensive economic collapse and government failure in managing society’s affairs, but it failed.
The Minister noted that the US ambassador has threatened to make the Yemeni currency not worthy to the ink with which it was written. The overall economic and monetary policies implemented by the pro-aggression government came within this framework.
Abu Lahoum asserted that the American conspiracy against the economy was thwarted by taking the decision to prevent the circulation of the illegal currency that was printed by the Bank of Aden.