Major General Ahmed Saeed bin Brik, Chairman of the National Assembly of the Transitional Council, President of the Self-Administration of the South, stressed on the continuation of the implementation of monitoring on institutions within the framework of self-administration in a scientific manner and on the basis of reforming the state system and its institutions, indicating that this will be done through studies submitted earlier to be implemented during the next stage.
This came in a speech he delivered by him during the inauguration of the work of the oversight committees set up by the Self-Administration for the South, on Sunday, in the capital Aden, under the auspices of President Aidaroos Qassem Al-Zubaidi, the President of the Southern Transitional Council, and under the slogan “Self-Administration of the South to fight corruption and improve performance”, in the presence of Mr. Fadl Mohammad Al-Jadi, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, and Attorney Niran Souki, member of the Presidency of the Transitional Council, Vice-Chairman of the National Assembly for Legal Affairs, Brigadier Nasser Al-Saadi, member of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, and Dr. Anis Luqman, Vice-Chairman of the National Assembly.
In his speech, Major General Bin Brik conveyed greetings on behalf of the President of the Southern Transitional Council, President Aidaroos Al-Zubaidi, to everyone who contributed in preparing the internal regulations for self-administration and oversight of state institutions in the southern governorates.
The President of the self-administration added: “Today we are going through a difficult stage in which we face all kinds of conspiracy and hatred against the people of the south in general and the people of Aden in particular.” He emphasized that the decision of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council to declare a state of emergency and self-administration for the south was not due to a mood, but rather came in difficult days when the state almost collapsed.
Major General Bin Brik pointed out, “We were watching the chaos, terrorism, looting, and corruption sweeping the south and the capital Aden by terrorists and bullying forces who gathered to make Aden another Somalia to plunder and steal institutions, banks, and made gangs in residential neighborhoods, within a complete plan prepared in advance, but this scheme was foiled by the administration’s decision, which resonated strongly, and shook those terrorist forces and the countries supporting them.
Major General Bin Brik asserted, “We came to Aden and worked to help it after the catastrophes of torrential rains and diseases, which the government did not pay any attention to at the time, but there were men, youth, and women who stood behind us and we worked together to alleviate the suffering by all means, and we monitored the vandalism and terrorism in Aden and other governorates, those memories will remain until we remove them, and the first step for that was the inauguration of oversight committees, which included members of the National Assembly, self-administration, labor unions, civil society organizations, women and youth.
Maj. Gen. Bin Brik pointed out that “the corruption and hateful group calls for the abolition of self-administration in exchange for their implementation of the Riyadh agreement, since they know the extent of the impact of self-administration on their personal interests, and they want the state of corruption in institutions. As they are abroad, but we are not like them, we fight and defend our homeland to establish security and stability, and for this we are here.
Major General Bin Brik said that “self-administration did not come to replace a person with another person, but we say to officials and corrupt that they have to reform their work unless we will do it our way, and we say to the bullying we will find you and hold you accountable, there is no longer room for bullying within the framework of self-administration, and there is no longer place for corruption, there is no space for wasting people's money or sabotaging people's interests in self-administration. ”
Maj. Gen. Bin Brik also stressed that labor unions are the foundation and the strength of the state and its eyes, but they must stay away from the quarrels, because they will be part of the state’s system, and that the corrupt system within the framework of unity has destroyed the means of life, and this is why it is necessary to lay the foundations to break out of the tragedies that the people of the south live in, especially in services like electricity.
Major General Bin Brik concluded his speech by reassuring our people, “We are going to establish a strong state and institutions free from corruption,” stressing by saying: “Whoever wants to reform himself and fix the state will be supported by us, we want a future and a modern state for our south, and we are not hostility to our northern brothers, but they have their word and we have our word ”
Mr. Fadl Mohammad Al-Jadi, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, delivered a speech, in which he hoped that the oversight role would fully be applied in dealing with the corruption system that was planted years ago for the purpose of sabotaging the social and infrastructure of the south, stressing, so the committees have activities and efforts to be exerted to achieve the desired goals.
Al-Jadi stressed that the leadership of the Transitional Council does not tolerate with anyone who seeks to sabotage Aden and the south.
The inauguration of the work of the oversight committees in the self-administration included several speeches delivered by the oversight committees presented by Mr. Sami Khairan, head of the oversight committees, and speech for women was delivered by Ms. Ishtiaq Mohammad Saad, head of the Women and Children Department in the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Council, and speech for youth, delivered by Mr. Moamen Al-Saqqaf, head of the Youth and Students Department in the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Council.