New report documents corruption, mismanagement in Yemen’s Ministry of Minerals including TOTAL gas contracts
Hopefully I’ll find where it is posted on the web but until then here’s the intro and then the report:
Committee on Oil and Minerals* of the Public Shadow Authority* affiliated to Revolution Salvation Front (RSF)* issued a monitoring report on Yemen’s Ministry of Oil and Minerals, as you can find it attached.
The report discloses corruption on breaching gas contracts involving SAFER and TOTAL, oil mismanagement, lack of transparency criteria in extractive industries, oil fields monopoly by military generals and influential powers, in addition to highlighting favoritism and looting a great deal of oil revenues, aiming to disclose and brief public opinion on the Yemen’s economy pivotal resource to enhance fighting corruption.
Committee on Oil and Minerals is one of the shadow specialized committees established under the Public Shadow Authority of the Salvation Front of Peaceful Revolution (RSF). It works on monitoring corruption in the ministry of oil and minerals MOM and presenting a vision on challenges and solutions pertaining to Oil and Minerals Sectors. It uses legal and judicial mechanisms, media and advocacy campaigns through benefitting from other shadow specialized committees of RSF.
The Public Shadow Authority (PSA) is an anti-corruption commission works on monitoring and evaluating the government performance. It was established in January 2013 by the Revolution Salvation Front (RSF), a civil non-governmental pro-change movement established in 2011 to struggle for social change, good governance and national participation towards a modern democratic state .Monitoring and lobbying government, PSA activities focus on the civic engagement of public, activists and professional specialists in the public sectors, and in partnership with the governmental entities. It aims to combating corruption in all government agencies and promoting standards of transparency and integrity.
Established under Public Shadow Authority are 7 effective committees tasked with monitoring and observing activities, lobbying and raising awareness of public opinion. These 7 are the committees on finance, justice, the legal affairs, the education, the media, the oil and minerals and on the rights and freedom. They have issued 7 reports since start of NC till 2011 up till now. The other three under est. committees to be declared soon are the committee on public health, the committee on power and energy, and the committee on vocational education.
Each of the Shadow Committees is concerned with a government sector, analysis of performance and provide solutions and national strategies, through legal and media advocacy and civil resistance.
The legal committee receives complaints and wrongdoings on corruption, and human and civil rights violations, especially defending public opinion issues before court. The number of issues that have been filed by the committee are up to 47, most importantly is the question of peaceful Revolution wounded people.
Revolution Salvation Front
Initial Monitoring & Evaluative Report on
Performance of Oil and Minerals Ministry
Committee on Oil and Minerals,
Public Shadow Authority
Revolution Salvation Front (RSF)
Feb 19, 2014
This is a monitoring and evaluative report on the Ministry of Oil and Minerals performance with its affiliating departments, presented on Tuesday Feb 19, 2014 by RSF’s assigned committee. The presentation was made during a conference held in Eagle Hotel, Sana’a to declare the committee.
It discloses corruption on breaching gas contracts involving SAFER and TOTAL, oil mismanagement, lack of transparency criteria in extractive industries, oil fields monopoly by military generals and influential powers, in addition to highlighting favoritism and looting a great deal of oil revenues.
It highlights incorrect policies and violations leaked and the officially or unofficially reported corruption cases as well as setbacks occurred during the ministry’s performance. (Read on …)