Reconciliation government met with mixed opinions
Yasser Akeel, a revolutionary youth from Ibb, said that government performance remains fragile and unfit to shoulder responsibility.
“There are no new action strategies at the ministry level,” Akeel said. “It is an exact copy of the former regime.
“Civilians still complain about the government performance as yet. They have not felt any tangible progress.”
The JMP didn’t expect this current level of the government’s performance, Abdu Al-Odaini, the mouthpiece of the JMP, said.
“Government performance is not satisfactory as we anticipated, according to the Gulf Initiative,” Al-Odaini said. “Anyway, the performance is acceptable due to the hard circumstances Yemen has passed through in this phase.”
According to Al-Odaini, the government is working hard to implement the Gulf Initiative power transfer deal and to fundamental needs for people.
“We ought to take into consideration the hindering factors that make services inaccessible for people, like the sabotage of power infrastructure,” he said.
Although Al-Odaini deems government performance acceptable, Mohammed Al-Ghabiri, a political analyst, said the reconciliation government performance is unsuccessful in different aspects.
“The government has become a burden on President Hadi and on the entire nation,” Al-Ghabiri said. “The nation believed that the government would make a genuine change or even slight one.”
Al- Ghabiri said minor needs are not provided, such as traffic regulation, water and electricity provisions and the living problems of the street cleaners.
“The government has been busy distributing positions between the parties,” he said. “Of course, no high-ranking official in the government can say he has done an appreciative accomplishment.”
Al-Ghabiri said military success belongs to Hadi because he manages security, and the government does not.
“The government has made nothing with respect to services,” he said. “For instance, hospitals are still stuck in their past problems, and violations have not discontinued. We have never heard of a government meeting held to address the water, electricity and traffic regulation problems as if these troubles are none of their business.”
Hurdles confronting the government
There are some who defend the current government’s performance.
The government is doing its best, yet it is confronted by the change foes,” Tawfeek Al-Shinwah, a journalist, said.
He indicated that the difficulties facing the government are many and include electricity and gas pipe attacks by supporters of the former government.
“If we put in a collective effort against anyone intends to pose troubles for the government; it would be capable of realizing considerable achievements,” Al-Shinwah said.
Loitering in front of embassies
Houthis who did not share in signing the Gulf Initiative say the current government has been ineffective.
“The reconciliation government has provided nothing for Yemenis,” Dhaif Allah Al-Shami said. “The ongoing government led Yemen from bad situation to the worse. Once the people aspire for improvement, the situation gets worse.”
Al-Shami said the government degraded the dignity of Yemeni people through loitering in front of foreign embassies looking for monetary support under the pretext of combating poverty and boosting development.
“They do that only to fatten their bank accounts.”
GPC accuses the government of derailing the reconciliation
The former president's party, the GPC, attacked the reconciliation government, headed by Mohammed Salem Basindawa, in a meeting for the National Committee for Popular Peaceful Revolution Groups.
In a statement, GPC accused Basindawa of derailing the reconciliation process step-by-step.
“They are approaching a critical phase that proves the reconciliation government’s failure to provide the minimum requirements of the people and cement security, stability, economic revival and full of implementation of Gulf Initiative mechanism,” the statement read.
The Yemen Times attempted to contact the GPC's leading figures, but there was no response.