Libya’s GNA Deputy Education Minister Referred to Prosecutor General

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A source in the Prosecutor General’s office confirmed on Tuesday that the Investigation Department has referred the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education to the Indictment Chamber of the North Tripoli Primary Court. The Deputy Minister is allegedly being accused of negligence and corruption.

Last month, the Investigations Department headed by Al-Siddiq Al-Sour issued orders, summons, and arrest warrants against Libyan officials on charges of corruption and the mismanagement of public funds.

This has long been the focus of discussions among populist circles in Libya, which complain of wide-scale and rampant corruption across the country.

Libya’s economy has greatly suffered due to corruption as its state budget has been exhausted, its oil exports slashed, and its deficit has ballooned to new heights.