Libya’s Attorney General To Prosecute GECOL Employees Over Bribery

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Several employees of the state-owned General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) are being prosecuted by Libya’s Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour on bribery charges, it was announced on Thursday.

In a press release, Al-Sour stated that the Public Prosecution’s investigations proved that GECOL employees had accepted illegal bribes, and violated the laws and regulations governing the management of public money.

Since 2011, Libya has been suffering from a deficit in energy production. Rolling power blackouts are a recurring problem in Libya, given the infrastructure does not generate enough capacity to meet demand, especially in the summer months when use is high. In turn, GECOL adopts a program of load shedding hours on various cities and regions.