In a significant development, the Libyan Parliament-designated Prime Minister, Osama Hammad met with a delegation of sheikhs and notables from the Tebu tribes of the southwestern and eastern regions, including cities like Qatrun, Ubari, Murzuq, Umm Al-Aranib, Sebha, Zuwaylah, and Tajirhi.
The meeting, held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Benghazi, was also attended by the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Musbah Douma, MP, Rahma Abu Bakr, State Minister for Illegal Immigration, Fathi Tabawi, and the Commissioner for African Affairs, Abdel-Majid Issa.
Hammad acknowledged the Tebu tribes as an integral part of the Libyan nation, both socially and geographically. He highlighted the government’s commitment to the southwestern and southeastern regions, since gaining confidence from Parliament. He mentioned his visit to the southeastern city of Rebiana, to assess essential needs and initiate fundamental projects.
The Prime Minister underlined his government’s plans to include all Libyan cities, especially the historically marginalised Tebu regions, in comprehensive development plans. The delegation lauded the government’s efforts, expressing support for the government and the Parliament. They also thanked the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Khalifa Haftar, for its substantial contributions to maintaining security and stability, and providing services in southern Libya.
The delegation invited the Prime Minister to visit the region to observe their needs firsthand, and ensure their provision. The meeting also discussed the reconciliation file, crucial for maintaining civil peace in the southwestern regions. Hammad emphasised the government’s non-discriminatory approach towards all Libyan regions, and mentioned contracting a specialised company to provide four megawatts of power.
He confirmed his intention to visit the region, noting that planned visits to Murzuq and other areas were postponed due to the catastrophe in Derna, and other flood-affected areas.
The Facilitation Council of Murzuq Municipality presented an honorary shield to the Prime Minister for his significant role in supporting southern Libya.