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Yemen President Sacks PM over Economic Crisis

Yemen President Sacks PM over Economic Crisis

Monday, 15 October, 2018 - 19:00
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. (AFP)

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi sacked on Monday Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr over the country’s economic crisis, reported the Saba news agency.

A statement issued by the presidency said that the dismissal was prompted by the “negligence that accompanied government services and work in the economic field.”

Hadi said bin Dagher will face an investigation over economic crisis

His statement also accused the government of “failing in easing the suffering of the Yemeni people, resolving their problems and meeting their demands given its inability to take real measures to stop the deterioration of the country’s economy.”

It highlighted the collapse of the local currency and the government’s failure in taking the necessary measures to face the Luban cyclone that struck Mohra.

Hadi appointed Maeen Abdulmalek Saeed as the new PM, reported Saba.

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