NDI Says Terror Result of Weak Local Governance

And who appoints governors again…hmm? This could have been a really interesting article had the reporter bothered to elaborate. Dimitrof, of course, is exactly right that effective local governments – not just branches of the central government – are the key to quelling terror activity in the governorates.

Bad governance led to terror operations in Mareb, al-Jawf and Shabwa: NDI

15/01/2008

SANA’A, NewsYemen

The director of US National Democratic Institute (NDI) office in Sana’a Peter Dimitrof has attributed terrorist operations that took place in Shabwa, Mareb and al-Jawf provinces to weak local governance in those provinces.

Dimitroff said in a press conference organized by Media Women Forum on Monday, that Yemen has a leading democracy in the region so the NDI has chosen it to be its office location.

Dimitroff welcomed again the initiative of president Saleh regarding women quota. But he said that Yemeni political parties deceived women candidates in the latest local elections 2006 as they did not support them.

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