By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 20 May 2013:
Prime Minister Ali Zeidan called upon all Local Councils to speed up the process of activating . . .[restrict]themselves in preparation for newly elected councils at yesterday evening’s press conference.
Zeidan revealed that as soon as new councils were elected budgets would be assigned and this would help activate stalled projects in their regions.
The Prime Minister also warned Local Councils about their responsibility for rubbish collection. Zeidan revealed that central government had considered contracting foreign companies to deal with the problem of uncollected rubbish in various cities of Libya. However, his government was told that numerous local companies tasked with this job employed large numbers of Libyans, and as a result his government refrained from outsourcing the contracts.
Zeidan warned local councils that his government would not sit and watch if they did not take action regarding this problem.
He assured, not for the first time in months, that the budget will be released soon and that local councils should expect money to arrive.