Libyan Anti-Corruption Agency Opens Office in Benghazi


On Friday, the National Anti-Corruption Commission inaugurated its new office in Benghazi, eastern Libya. Nasser Al-Warfalli, appointed by Chairman, Khalid Al-Marghani assumed the role of the office’s Head.

This development follows the implementation of Decision 40 of 2023 by Mustafa Aqdeer, the Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Agency, regarding the appointment of Al-Marghani

Al-Marghani will commence his duties in Benghazi, with the presence of several branch directors, offices, and administrations in the eastern region, as well as prominent figures from across the country.

The commission aims to enhance its operations, broaden its reach, and effectively address corruption-related issues specific to the region.

By establishing regional offices, the Commission aims to decentralize its operations, allowing for a more comprehensive and localized approach to tackling corruption issues.

Last month, the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar has spoken out against the widespread corruption in Libya. He called for immediate action to be taken against those responsible.

In a statement, Haftar expressed his concern about the increasing poverty in Libya, while the public funds are being looted.

Haftar stated that the reports from the accounting and oversight bodies reveal shocking levels of corruption, while Libyans are becoming poorer and looting is becoming more blatant.

He added that the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has wasted over $10 billion on specific companies, while the southern region, which produces oil, has only received 2% and 6% of $10 billion.

Haftar emphasised the need for a high-level committee to address the country’s financial arrangements, and he gave them until the end of August this year to complete their work.

Libya has been in a state of ongoing political instability and conflict since the overthrow and death of its long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The nation has seen a rise of different factions vying for control, leading to civil unrest and violence.