The Saudi-led coalition government in south threatens the Yemeni economy
The issue of the deterioration of the national economy over the past years was not the result of the moment but rather happened as a result of economic accumulations for many years in which the national economy was destroyed by exploiting the power and influence in controlling the state’ parts and the removal of the state’s service and economic institutions from performing their required role as state sovereign institutions as the roles they play have a strong relationship to the lives of citizens in terms of living , health and daily life, which are sovereign institutions and bodies that the state can not ignore them.
Under the pretext of institutions and bodies in their work as service and economic institutions and bodies (health, education, electricity, water, oil services etc.) were mostly handed over under the former regime to influential individuals “in the name of privatization” and the rest was on the way to privatization, then influential individuals, who managed to control the parts of these bodies, Monopolized and used the citizen’s need of these services to make huge profits, while the institutions of the state were stripped of full authority.
Economic and service facilities were on their way to privatization, and some planted system of government influential , making them part of the state in the management of these institutions and bodies to give the large proportions of state revenues.
The influential individuals who own private companies are now managing the parts of the economic institutions and organizations in the state,stopped the powers of these institutions and bodies , whereas the issue of managing the parts of the economy and the livelihood of citizens and public services turned to be under their control , therefore, the citizens become in front of the state stripped of power and unable to provide the simplest services on the service and economic side.
It is a serious matter that the national economic parts are handed over to the hands of corruption figures to control the life of the citizen from basic goods, public services, and oil derivatives, etc, so that the state becomes incapable of defending the citizen and stopping the tampering of the abusers with his livelihood and the simplest services that the state has the right to provide for him and his children.
As the years passed, the corruption system was able to occupy the thrones of the wealth of Yemen under the regime of “Afash”, the former Yemeni president. Oil derivatives suffered today from east to west, the state has stripped the Yemeni oil company of full authority, and handed over to the influential individual , “Ahmed al-Issa,”who turned in the era of the former regime to be a state , a kingdom and an empire within the state .He was considered the first man in the economy, accused of forming an oil kingdom of influence, and seized and monopolized the local markets, to be described by many as “octopus of oil derivatives,” .He has been on the throne of Yemen’s oil empire since his penetration of the system of palaces, possessed a wealth of monopoly contracts by influence and penetrate the offices of the decision, and reached all the parts of the decision in power starting from the era of “Saleh” the former Yemeni president to the era of the fugitive former Yemeni president “Hadi”.
Al-Issa with his empire extended from the coast of Hodeidah, whereas he was carrying out the maritime transport of oil derivatives, smuggling of oil and diesel and the transfer of derivatives and distribution to Yemeni ports.
Ahmed Al-Issa appeared fast , announcing the birth of a financial empire and a kingdom of oil and its derivatives in a short period of time with many doubts, questions, concerns and suspicions. Al-Issa took from the sport a mask to expand to pass many deals and contracts in the oil sector and derivatives, trying to stay far from having a position in ministries .
Al-Issa worked through the immunity of the chair of the General Federation of Football on the expansion and acquisition in the seas and beaches of Yemen between the transfer and navigation and monopoly of the market and control oil derivatives of oil, diesel and gas.
Illegally , the port of Ras Issa was handed over to Ahmad al-Issa as an “investor” by corrupt and irregular contracts, so the facility was neglected and turned into a private source of income, the practice of blackmailing merchants and taking additional royalties which contributed to make crises and the monopoly of oil derivatives from time to time paid for by the citizen.
After the fall of the regime of “Afash” and taking the presidency by Hadi who had a strong relationship with Ahmed al-Issa, and this relationship dates back to the past years, specifically when Hadi was Vice-President to “Saleh”, and many spoke at the time that “Hadi” was a partner with al-Issa in Through Seas Company ,the first responsible for the transfer of oil derivatives between the ports of Yemen. According to information , the establishment of this company was funded by influential figures in the country.
After the popular revolution on September 21, 2015, the citizen was fed up with the practices. The Revolutionary Committee at the time appointed the specialized committees of the Revolutionary Committee in Sana’a with representatives of the anti-corruption agency to set the problem from which the citizen and the economy suffered in general .Then Salvation Government issued decisions to return the Ras Issa oil institution to Yemen Oil Company to be directly supervised by the Government, while ensuring that no losses were caused to Al-Issa Company as a result of the cancellation of the contract. Then it was returned to the specialized governmental institutions and has been developed , adding new facilities, additional stations ,buildings for employees .Furthermore, there have been facilitated by the work of providing traders with oil derivatives easily , canceling the additional royalties , preventing monopoly and providing a very large service under the siege imposed on Yemen.
A powerful step, whose details revealed through successive events, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back and ended a stage of suffering for the Yemeni people in terms of oil derivatives and the control of corruption ones in the former regime ,whom events revealed their strong link to the countries of the alliance of aggression, to drive the Saudi-American aggression crazy,then “Ahmed al-Issa” fled to Aden, southern Yemen.
For Ahmed al-Issa’s connection to the forces of aggression and to the relationship between him and the “fugitive former Yemeni president” Hadi, he regained control of the parts of the economy and especially control of the oil market, especially after the Ras Issa was out of hands of the American-Israeli, its client, “Issa” fled to Aden, through using the weapon of oil derivatives as a pressure card on the people in the north and south of Yemen to accept the decisions of the forces of the alliance of aggression and occupation, whereas the salary paper and the availability of oil derivatives and other papers, be a bargaining paper through which the Yemeni people to surrender and return to the guardianship Saudi Arabia – Israel.
Al-Issa took advantage of his strong influence in power through the relationship with Hadi’s close figures, who were surrounded by a lot of suspicions and accusations in cases of corruption whose side was Issa with the son of Hadi, Jalal Mansour Hadi, which enabled him to play a major role in getting rid of his opponents and imposing new appointments, and oil appointments in the leadership of the oil company and replacing them with a new one loyal to them.
Many of the actions carried out by Ahmed al-Issa revealed many of the papers carried by his deadly project of the national economy ,controlling of the oil sector again, and starting monopolying the tender to supply the southern provinces with oil derivatives issued by the Yemeni oil companies and refineries of Aden, while the government of Riyadh didn’t take any criminal action against him despite the lack of implementation of a number of items, in addition to his threat to the so-called leadership of the Gulf ports of Aden after the refusal to enter the ships of al-Issa refueling from the Department of Aden to supply the vessels of refineries located on the port campus, only after payment of the amounts of money.
The people of the occupied territories think that there are oil corrupters behind the crises in oil derivatives suffered by them, accusing Issa to stand behind those crises.
The decisions of “Hadi ” No. 175 of August 2018 was to form the economic committee in Aden headed by Hafez Muayad to complete the circle of corruption and the “alleged” committee began its role, obeying the forces of the international arrogance , the alliance of America and Israel, not to enable Sana’a to take its decision to regulate the import of oil derivatives, returning them to the corruption,figure”Ahmed al-Issa” again. The”alleged” committee issued the decision No. 75 for the year 2018 under Brilliant titles made in the kitchens of the forces of the Alliance of Aggression in a new phase to deceive the occupied territories, whose voices are starting to rise again as a result of a new suffering. It turns out that Resolution 75 was a role of handing over between the state and corruption figure Ahmed al-Issa and his control of the oil derivatives sector. At the same time, this paper is used by the aggression alliance under the name of the alleged “legitimacy” in imposing sophisticated the siege , closing the port of Hodeidah , preventing the entry of oil derivatives and basic goods through port , imposing royalties and monopolizing oil derivatives to send money to the corruption figures’ pockets.
The international arrogant forces of America and Israel began exploiting the decision of “75” of Hafez Miyad Committee to prevent the entry of oil derivatives from the port of Hodeidah, so the vessels of oil derivatives (with a total of 10 ships) were subjected to severe siege by the countries of aggression, with the aim of creating a new crisis in oil derivatives , monopolizing oil derivatives , reviving the black market again,and controlling by corrupst and traders of crises , mainly Issa (oil octopus) to enable them to fully market the derivatives in Yemen .
These markets, which the Yemen Oil Company in Sana’a managed to eliminate during the last period by regulating the entry of oil derivatives through the port of Hodeidah, and the oil company distributde derivatives to stations, and blocked the way to prevent the influential and corrupt from using the suffering of the Yemeni people.
The committee of the so-called “alleged” Muayad came to return oil into the hands of corruption figures “Ahmed al-Issa” and his partners, to take advantage of the current situation in tampering with the lives of the Yemeni people, indifferent to the consequences of such measures which have serious negative consequences on the citizen’s livelihood.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.