By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 2 February 2017:
Kikla, the town from which thousands fled fighting in 2014 is recovering with the schools and university reopened and international aid beginning to arrive.
Some 400 families fled the Jebel Nafusa town the the height of the conflict with Zintan just over two years ago. This week Kikla was presented with two ambulances, two generators and 60 computers by the Government of National Accord’s planning ministry. Last November the town was also given a new fire engine.
The equipment has been paid for by the United Nations Development Programme as part of Stabilisation Facility for Libya. The UNDP has also just invited tenders for the extensive refurbishment of the town’s hospital. Work is also to start renovating the sports centre and the university.
““Residents have already started to return to Kikla” said mayor Nurideen Said Mufta , “Students have started school and the university is functioning.”
UNDP Libya Director, Noura Hamladji explained that students going back to school “sends a strong signal that life has started to return to normal in Kikla.” She added that the UNDP was pleased to be able to support the GNA in bringing back a degree of normalcy to the area.