Official in Marib Slams Targeting Yemen’s Central Bank Governor


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Official in Marib Slams Targeting Yemen’s Central Bank Governor
9 June, 2019

Central Bank of Yemen (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Marib- Asharq Al-Awsat

The meetings held between Marib province’s current leadership and the successive leaders of the Central Bank of Yemen in the interim capital, Aden, tackled completing the remaining technical procedures for networking between the branch and the main center, according to an official source in the local authority in Marib.

The latest meeting, the source confirmed, was held with the current Governor, Hafez Mead, on May 31.

The bank’s leadership was requested to send its technical team as the local authority will provide all necessary facilitation.

Saba news agency quoted him as saying that targeting the Governor at this sensitive stage aims at disrupting the recovery of the national economic system.

“The fury Houthi campaigns targeting Mead revealed the apparent harmony between leaders of the Houthi coup and some of those promoting the group,” he added.

The source also pointed to the statement published by Mead on his official page on Saturday, in which he mentioned re-linking and collecting revenues of the bank’s branch in Marib and linking them directly to the central headquarters.

He explained that the Mead’s statement was wrongly interpreted as explained by the Governor himself.

The source confirmed that Marib and its leadership have been working hard since the coup to maintain the state institutions, and particularly the central bank and national companies.

The Central Bank’s branch also worked to support Yemen’s governorates in Aden and Saba’s regions and parts of Azal province, the source stressed, adding that it also played its national role in accordance with the directives of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the government.

He said the government has an account to which all revenues are credited, stressing that this branch continues to operate according to the Central Bank’s system and without changing the procedures in force.