By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 3 November 2014:
Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni wants all ministers in his slimline cabinet to finish drafting their work . . .[restrict]programmes ahead of budget allocations.
In a drive to improve the quality of the government’s media presentation he also gave instructions that every ministry should have a spokesman and woman.
The main focus of the government’s fourth cabinet meeting, held on Saturday in Beida, was how much money different ministries would be seeking in the new budget. Ministers agreed that they would wait to see the total budget that the House of Representatives would vote through.
But the prime minister urged them to get on with their calculating the budget requirement of their ministerial portfolios and defining the areas on which the funds would be spent.
Benghazi also loomed large at the cabinet. Ministers discussed a report on the social consequences of the violence in the city, prepared the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
It was agreed that Minister of Education, Fathi Al-Majbri, should head a task force that would monitor and report on the needs of locals who have been displaced or cut off by the fighting raging around them. [/restrict]