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Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Reuters

Riyadh- Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi released a set of orders on Thursday which saw the new appointment of four ministers, a deputy minister and the dismissal of another, who was referred to investigation.

Judge Jamal Mohamed Omar was assigned to the ministry of justice, Dr. Moeen Abdelmalek Saeed was appointed as minister of public works and infrastructures.

Dr. Abtihaj Al-Kamal became minister of social affairs and labor, Mohammad Mohsen Askar the Minister of Human Rights and Dr. Samir Mohsen Sheibani the Deputy Minister of Human Rights, reported the Yemen-based news outlet SABA.

Controversial state Minister Hani Ali bin Bark was relieved of his post and forwarded to probing.

Hadi also ordered the appointing of his adviser Abdul Aziz al-Muflehi as governor of the interim capital of Aden, replacing Aydros al-Zubaidi, who in turn was appointed as a foreign ministry ambassador.

Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Muflehi said that his priority is to provide basic services to Aden residents, namely water, power and sanitation.

“We will reboot all economic and commercial life in Aden,” he said.

The new governor reviewed his action plan for alleviating the suffering and recovery of the interim capital from its tragic situation, especially with matters concerning public services.

When asked about the date he assumes the post in Aden, Muflehi explained that it was up to him to complete some procedural perquisites and arrangements, but said that “it will not be too long.”

Putshists, such as Houthis and armed militants backing ousted former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, have joined each other in their attempts to reign over Yemen.

Backed by Iran, Houthis overran Sana’a in 2014 and established a coup capital there forcing the internationally recognized government to move to Aden temporarily.