By Maha Ellawati
Benghazi, 24 May 2013:
A Benghazi councillor has resigned because of what he said is the chaotic and disorganised way . . .[restrict]in which the council operates.
Abdu Allah Bu Oud said in his resignation to chairman Abdel-Qader Amroun,i that Benghazi council lacked the professionalism necessary to administer itself.
“I strived hard to draw the attention to the deteriorating administrative system of the council,” Oud said after he quit, “but all my efforts ended up in failure. I even suggested the use of experts help to establish an administrative structure and mechanism for the management and running of the council’s affairs.”
Oud, a councillor for the city’s Eighth district – Al-Qish and Al-Fuwaihat, said he had tried repeatedly to highlight shortcomings. He maintained that the council needed a comprehensive overhaul. “Unless enough time and budget are made available, the end result will always be failure”.
Among the projects he had advanced, which he complained had been turned down by his fellow councillors was the creation of a “comprehensive database” on the city, which, he said, had never seen the light of day despite its importance.
“ In view of all all this and other issues, I have decided that my presence within such an institution is pointless, since this council has no administrative structure, no proper management and no internal rules by which it should be governed.”
Oud added that he had only reached his decision after long and careful thought.
He concluded: “I would like to add that I have never received, since the start of my duties at the council, any financial reward, salary or bonuses and I would gladly wave any entitlements due to me, if indeed such entitlements existed.”