By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 27 March 2014:
The Counter Crime Agency (CCA) is to be headquartered in Sebha, following a decision by the . . .[restrict]General National Congress (GNC).
Out of 85 GNC members, 67 voted in favour of the move. The GNC said the CCA would function as a national unit in the fight against corruption and would be responsible for overseeing the performance of the government and all the state authorities in terms of corruption.
“The reason for the transfer was purely because of current administrative problems in the CCA in Tripoli,” Sebha Congresswoman Nadia Rashied told the Libya Herald. Congress members disagreed with the current Tripoli-based management so decided to transfer the CCA to Sebha, she said.
The new CCA management team will be formed of a chairman, a deputy, and five members.
Rashied said some GNC members also saw the move as an important step towards decentralisation. The new location of the CCA would also boost job opportunities for young people in the South, she said.
The CCA and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) were merged in February this year to form one larger organisation. The CCA was formerly run by the Supreme Security Committee (SSC) but this is now being wound down and the new CCA will be under the direct authority of the Ministry of Interior. [/restrict]