Tripoli, 31 July:
Members of Misrata local council are planning to meet tomorrow evening, Wednesday, to elect a new chairman and deputy . . .[restrict]chairman to replace Yusef Ben Yusef and Mohamed Al-Jamel who resigned last week, following weeks of pressure on them to step down.
Whoever wins is likely to find the job as tough as did Ben Yusuf and Jamel. They were accused of failing to resolve Misrata’s problems and being unable to manage its affairs properly.
However, the main difficulty they faced was the lack of funding from the central government. That is not going to change until the new government is firmly in place and starts given local councils sufficient funds to invest in rebuilding and revitalising their towns. [/restrict]