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GALSUP Warns Individuals and Groups of Lands Grab

National Yemen
Old City of Sana'a
Written by Fakhri Al-Arashi

Aden: The General Authority of Land, Surveys and Urban Planning (GALSUP) in Yemen released a warning statement for those who are misbehaving with government properties within the Republic of Yemen.

In September 2014, Houthi rebels stormed the capital, bringing it to a halt and igniting a civil war against the government and the people of Yemen.

“With reference to the Houthi coup and their militias’ misuse and grab of government lands, this is totally rejected as a clear violation against the Republic of Yemen’s laws,” said the GALSUP chairman.

GALSUP, with its head office based in the interim capital of Yemen, Aden, warned businessmen, companies’ shareholders, small and large scale business, charity associations and all citizens to not engage in any type of sale, purchase, or rental agreement with the Houthis as it is considered illegal.

GALSUP will sue any person involved in any type of business and property trading according to Yemeni Law No. 21 of 1995, its Executive Board No.170 of 1996, the Law of Civil Services and Insurance No.19 of 1991, and the Decree for Establishing the General Authority of Lands, Surveys and Urban Planning (GALSUP), No. 35 of 2006, its Board System No. 82 of 2009 and its amendments and all related laws, as well as infringements to presidential decrees.

This warning notice was sent to employees and personnel working for the government or GALSUP to abide by the law and follow the rules and regulations and to never respond to any illegal letters from the coup in Sana’a or elsewhere.

GALSUP calls on authorized powers to cease any modification of the Survey of Urban Planning or to release any new planning. GALSUP will take necessary measures against anyone involved in seizing government lands.

GALSUP calls upon civil society and local NGOs to address any suspected act of looting government lands by all means and under any excuse, calling on everyone to respect the law in the interest of country.