The Libyan Parliament-designated Prime Minister, Osama Hammad emphasised his commitment to the reconstruction and growth of the nation’s southern region. This decision came after an extensive meeting in Benghazi, where Hammad discussed key development issues with southern region ministers and MP’s.
Hammad has reportedly allocated funds specifically for the southern region. Additionally, a designated amount is reserved for maintenance in the Rabiana area. A committee formed by the government will visit the region on Thursday, to oversee the distribution and usage of these funds.
The meeting underscored several vital areas. These include:
- Emphasis on the National Reconciliation project.
- Maintenance and repair of roads between Jufra and Sabha.
- Rehabilitation of infrastructure like roads, sanitation, drinking water systems.
- Increased attention to agriculture, industry, health sector, small-scale projects, and energy.
- Activation of airports in Jufra and Ubari.
- Establishment of an agricultural institute in the south.
The MP’s highlighted the pressing need to combat and control corruption, especially during budget allocations. They lauded the efforts made by the Prime Minister in Kufra and Murzuq.
Calls were made for inspection tours in cities like Murzuq, Gharyan, and Sebha to get a firsthand view of the living conditions and developmental needs.
In conclusion, Hammad reiterated that “the goal of our administration is to achieve reconstruction and development. We are setting aside funds to kickstart the reconstruction of the south.”
This move is seen as a significant step towards ensuring balanced development across the nation, promoting regional stability, and boosting overall growth.
Libya has been in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The county has for years been split between rival administrations, each backed by rogue militias and foreign governments.
The current stalemate grew out of the failure to hold elections in December 2021, and the refusal of Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, who is leading the transitional government, to step down.