Government: Houthi militia loots Hodeidah resources and deprives employees of their salaries

English - Sunday 02 October 2022 الساعة 04:13 pm
Aden, NewsYemen:

 An official source in the Yemeni government confirmed today that it has received an updated proposal from the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to extend and expand the armistice starting from October 2, 2022.

The source stated that the government is working on studying the updated proposal and will deal with it positively, based on its keenness and exerting all efforts to alleviate the human suffering of all our people in all governorates without any discrimination, according to the Yemeni News Agency (Saba).

He pointed out that the main objective of the truce is to stop the bloodshed of the Houthi militia war, and to ensure the freedom of movement of civilians, commercial goods and humanitarian aid.

He stressed that the government is seeking, through the renewal of the truce, to expand benefits for all Yemenis, facilitate their movement and ensure the payment of salaries to alleviate their human suffering caused by the Houthi militia coup.

The source pointed out that despite the Houthi militias’ failure to fulfill their obligations related to lifting the siege on Taiz and stopping the looting of Hodeidah port revenues that must be harnessed to pay civil servants’ salaries in the militia-controlled areas, according to the 2014 payroll, the Yemeni government is sparing no effort in offering all forms of flexibility, and cooperate with the Special Envoy, to overcome the obstacles created by the Houthi militias.

The Yemeni government called on the Security Council and the international community to pressure the Houthi militias to stop their daily violations of the armistice and to engage positively with the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy to implement all its provisions, foremost of which is stopping the use of the Yemeni people as a hostage, using their suffering as a negotiating card, and stopping harnessing state resources and the revenues of Hodeidah ports for the personal enrichment of the militia leaders.  Al-Houthi, prolonging the war, and the necessity of immediately lifting the siege on Taiz.

The source affirmed the government's support for the efforts of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen to achieve a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace based on the terms of reference for an agreed political solution.