By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 13 January 2016:
The General National Congress (GNC) is no longer directing its attention to the Libya Dialogue . . .[restrict]and the Skhirat agreement, its deputy president Awad Abdul Saddeq had said. Instead it will concentrate on economic and other issues of importance to ordinary Libyans such as the state of the healthcare system and availability of medical supplies, the problems faced by the oil industry, and Libya’s financial resources.
In consequence, he explained at a press conference yesterday, there would again be two sessions of the GNC weekly.
Regular sessions of the GNC effectively stopped some time ago, mainly because its president, Nuri Abu Sahmain did not want members to discuss the Skhirat deal which he strongly opposes. He was also reported to be worried that members who backed the agreement might try to vote him out of office.
Referring to it, Abdul Saddeq claimed that the GNC tried to achieve a settlement but that its views had been rejected by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), led first by Bernardino Leon and now by Martin Kobler. It was now the responsibility of the UN and the House of Representatives to end the crisis, he said.
He also added that the GNC had accepted the resignation of head the railway planning authortity. [/restrict]