Griffiths submits "temporary" initiative to collect revenues from Hodeidah port and pay salaries to employees

Griffiths submits "temporary" initiative to collect revenues from Hodeidah port and pay salaries to employees


Informed sources revealed that the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has submitted an interim initiative related to the collection of revenues from the port of Hodeidah and its transfer to pay the salaries of the employees.

The initiative, the text of which is published by Al-Masdar online, consists of five items relating to technical and administrative arrangements for revenue collection and the payment of staff salaries.

The temporary initiative stipulated that for two months customs and taxes on oil imports from Hodeidah ports would be provided to a special account established for this purpose at the Central Bank of Hodeidah.

According to the initiative, the UN will have a supervisory role on the account in cooperation with the Central Bank of Hodeidah to ensure the transparency of the process.

The United Nations will call for an urgent technical meeting to reach an agreement that would allow the revenue component of the Hodeidah Agreement to be implemented and lead to the payment of all salaries of civil servants, according to the Ministry of Civil Service database 2014.

These procedures will also be introduced immediately after they are agreed upon.

After agreeing to pay the salaries of the employees, the United Nations will call on the international community to assist the Yemeni government to cover the funding gap for the salary bill as much as possible.

Al-Masdar online publishes the text of the initiative presented by the UN envoy:

Temporary initiative on revenues from Hodeidah ports and the payment of salaries to employees of the Republic of Yemen

1. Customs and taxes on oil imports from Hodeidah ports are temporarily and for two months temporarily supplied to a special account established for this purpose at the Central Bank of Hodeidah.

2. The United Nations has a supervisory role on the account in cooperation with the Central Bank of Hodeidah to ensure the transparency of the process, and the Central Bank of Hodeidah submits a monthly report of all tax and customs revenues collected from oil imports and contributes to the agreed disbursement mechanism.

These procedures will be introduced immediately after they are agreed upon.

4. The United Nations calls for an urgent technical meeting to reach an agreement that will allow the revenue component of the Hodeidah Agreement to be implemented and lead to the payment of all salaries of civil servants, according to the Ministry of Civil Service database for 2014 of the balances collected from all revenues from Hodeidah ports Al-Salif and Ras Issa discuss the coverage of the gap in the current revenues of the Yemeni government.

5. Call on the international community to help the Yemeni government cover the funding gap for the salary bill as much as possible.


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