The deposit has ended: $200 million for members of the Al-Alimi Council, similarly for members of the House of Representatives and the Shura, and the transfer of the salaries of 11,000 officials abroad
The Presidential Leadership Council has earmarked $200 million from the Saudi deposit for itself, according to Al-Islah Party-affiliated journalist Saif Al-Hadery. Additionally, it approved the payment of three months’ salaries in dollars for the heads and members of the House of Representatives, the Shura, and the government, which means monopolizing a third of the Saudi deposit.
Follow-up – Al-Khabar Al-Yemeni:
Sources claim that officials in the pro-coalition authority feel that the impending collapse, which was stopped by the Saudi deposit, will recur soon. To secure their future, they are therefore keen to amass as much money as they can.
Journalist Abdul Sattar Al-Shamiri stated that in addition to the lower category receiving between $2,000 and $3,000 per individual, there are 11,000 officials abroad receiving huge amounts of money, ranging from $6,000 to $11,000.
Al-Shamiri continued, “The issue is not limited to salaries alone; there are also gifts, grants, travel tickets, and various financial aids issued by exceptional orders from the Presidential Council, the government, or ministers. In this regard, corruption was given carte blanche.
Saudi Arabia had deposited $266 million as the first installment of the announced deposit, estimated at $1.2 billion. However, exchange rates were unaffected, but the dollar rate rose again to reach 1,402 Yemeni riyals on Wednesday.
Furthermore, sources at the Central Bank in Aden revealed that Saudi Arabia has not scheduled dates for the remaining installments of the deposit, leaving room for further procrastination, as previously witnessed before announcing this deposit.