1) Customs Smuggling 60%
2) Tax evasion 70%
3) Unemployment 30%
4) Poverty 50%
5) Individual revenue US$350 per year.
Meanwhile, In 1996 US$650 per year.
6) Corruption has increased, as is evidenced by the latest oil agreement, which had to be cancelled by the parliament. Another example is the additional credit of 20% to the budget every year, always spent before parliamentary approval, and in continual violation of the constitution .
7) No serious action has been taken towards administrative reformation by putting the right man in the right place. And not even a single case was taken to court to prosecute a single senior person from the government for corruption .
8) The continual rise in prices of all commodities and services, although individual incomes continue to decrease .
9) The humiliation of and harsh attacks on syndicates and civil work organizations.
10) The humiliation of and harsh attacks on the press.
11) Wrong privatization procedures devoid of transparency, and the Firing of laborers.
12) The degradation of health services .
13)The degradation of basic and higher education services, for women particular .
14) The degradation of the situation of teacher's, including university professors and lecturers .
15) The degradation of electricity services, with the highest tariff in the Arab world, and the neglect of the parliaments commitment to decrease tariffs for hot governorates like Hodaidah, Aden , and Hadhramout .
16)The water crises and shortage in different governorates, in particular in Sana'a and Taiz .
17) Local councils elected without any authority, or power and no financial means, according to their approved laws.
18) Finally the proposed removal of the subsidy on Diesel fuel, which will more than double the price, will lead to the demise of agriculture, an increase in transportation costs, an increase in the price of bread that will be coupled with a reduction in its size and weight. More than that, the price of the dollar will shoot up, which will cause an increase in the price of all services and commodities .
The question for both the government and the World Bank is : what is left in the so-called reform program? That is why we reject it all, and ( as one GPC parliamentary member said in that session) we request the government to resign.
It was presented to the hall concerning women & children:
Yemen proposed the conference to issue a decree for equal salary for man and woman if they carry the same qualifications and same experience .
Unfortunately this proposal was postponed , taking in consideration thatUnited States gives 76 cents for a woman against one dollar for a man.This was confirmed to us during our visit to US in 1998 by women organization for defending women rights, in Los Anglos state.Europe also gives the woman 30% less than man justbecause she is a woman even if she has the same qualifications and experience.
In the main hall Yemen presented written as well as oral suggestion as follows:
Yemen requests voting of all delegations in the main hall for avoiding killing civilians on both sides: Palestinians and Israelies. This issue was agreed upon with European Parliament delegation to Yemen Parliament in Sana'a.
Although nearly all clapped strongly particularly when we appointed that the Israelies are targeting always the civilians, even armless, including the paralised who have nothing except the tongue.( Of course US, mother of democracy , did not assist the conference at all perhaps because no democracy exists in the world except US, but instead the 52nd state was there i.e. the Zionist enemy).
We were surprised as all others, when the secretary general of (PIU) announced from the presidency forum, the postpone of Yemen proposal , and he came down to our delegation and promised to include all our suggestion in future on condition that it comes in the name of Arab group, as (PIU) does not accept proposals from individual countries.