By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 13 August 2017:
The agreed return of the Tawerghans to their town should be speeded up a group of Misratan House of Representatives (HoR) members has said.
Immediately after the Revolution, Tawergha was emptied of its population by Misratan fighters because of its support for the Qaddafi regime during the long and bitter battle for Misrata. Some 40,000 locals fled largely to squalid refugee camps in Tripoli and Benghazi.
This June there were smiles and handshakes all round as the Presidency Council (PC) agreed to back a deal cut by the Misrata-Tawergha Reconciliation Committee. PC head Faiez Serraj promised to repair all the infrastructure in the town. The PC would also fund compensation to both Misratans and Tawerghans.
But no date for the return was given. Last month, worried Tawerghan councillors led by their council head Abdulrahman Shakshak had a meeting with Serraj’s deputy Ahmed Maetig to urge the PC to honour its commitments immediately.
Today Misratan HoR members put out a statement urging the PC to fulfil its side of the agreement so the Tawerghans can return to their town.