Local News

Parliament approves general budget

National Yemen

By: Nabeel Abdurrab

Even after the House of Representatives approved the government’s budget for 2013 – which already reached two trillion Yemeni rials (YR) – the government stated that it had hired tens of thousands of soldiers for the Interior and Defense Ministries.

Finance Minister Sakhr Al-Wajeeh said that 53thousand soldiers had been added, at a cost of YR 1 billion. 

Former Minister of Planning Ahmed Sufan stated that the government was working to prepare the economy for general financial affairs and that it was natural to see effects reflected in the economy.