Deputy Minister of Social Affairs Responds to WFP Threats

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Al- Thawra Net

Deputy Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Yahya Qarwash said that “there are trends to respond to the threats of the World Food Program (WFP) to stop the program in Yemen, through activating hundreds of agricultural cooperative associations for the production of grain.

“In the coming days, the ministry will launch 35 agricultural cooperative associations in cooperation with the General Organization for Development, for the production of grains in various provinces,” Yahya Qarwash told Yemen Press Agency on Monday.

He noted that the corruption of the World Food Program (WFP) had worsened in Yemen, through the distribution of rotten food and allocating appalling salaries to its employees.

According to Yahya Qarwash, the trend towards planting of wheat and various kinds of and various types of grain comes in the framework of coordination with the Grain Production Corporation and the Commission entrusted with the Presidency of the Republic.

“It is also a translation of the serious directives of the Revolution command topped by Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, to secure self-sufficiency of food for the Yemeni people,” he added.

“The Ministry of Social Affairs will not accept any international or local organization unless it grants humanitarian assistance to citizens in dignity, without any methods of humiliation against the Yemeni citizens,” he said.

Qarwash called on all the Yemeni people to strengthen their national steadfastness through agriculture in order to secure food security for the present and future of Yemen, stressing the need to launch mobilization and advocacy campaigns to encourage and support farmers in different regions.