Yemen plans to amend a number of effective laws to overhaul its anticorruption system, just as the country is struggling to boost the national economy after the latest developments deepened its owes.
Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world and is experiencing a widespread corruption which officials and analysts said is one of the key reasons for the current economic deterioration.
A meeting was held Saturday between the Cabinet's secretariat general and the bodies concerned with fighting corruption to discuss a drafted executive transparency plan.
The plan included proposals to amend laws to enhance the efforts aimed at expanding comprehensive development and better utilization of resources.
Representatives from the World Bank attended the meeting that focused on the executive steps to promote transparency and anticorruption policies.
The meeting approved the plan as a prelude to turn it over to the premier, who in turn will refer it to the council of ministers to approve it.
Last week, prime minister, Muhammad Basindwa, chaired a meeting on the package of development policies which included urgent reforms in the anticorruption system, the public budget and the tenders and public purchase systems as well as improving the state monitoring system.
Recently, Yemen has held meetings with donors and discussed the national anticorruption policies and called for donor aid to help establish a national anticorruption court to handle delayed corruption cases and accelerate verdicts on them.