By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 3 October 2015:
The government has reversed its decision a month ago to fire the entire board of the . . .[restrict]old Warriors’ Affairs Commission, now known as the Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development (LPRD).
It had decreed of 7 September that a completely new board should be appointed. It has now decided to let the old management stay in office.
It is not clear why the Thinni government has abandoned its plans, though it seems likely that it accepted that any change was unenforceable.
The LPRD used to have offices in Benghazi as well as in Tripoli, but these have been closed for almost a year by the fighting in the city.
Set up in 2011 to help former rehabilitate and reintegrate former fighters, in its annual report this year the LPRD said that it had spent LD 69 million helping 70,000 ex-militiamen. It is looking to receive another LD 118 million to complete its work. [/restrict]