The vice Prime Minister of the Interim Government, Abdel Salam Albadry, said that Benghazi needs 200 million for reconstruction efforts, referring that he suggested some projects, proposed by inhabitants of the city to resolve the roads problems, but the minister of transportations in the government, Khaled Al-Sesstany, impeded those projects.
According to the Libyan news agency, Albadry’s statement comes after his meeting with governmental and security bodies inside the city to discuss the possibility of commuting the Interim Government to Benghazi.
The member of Benghazi municipal council, Zakaria Baltamer, welcomed the Interim Government to proceed its work from the city, as it is the legitimate government.
Baltamer added “Benghazi municipality welcomes the government without providing any funding or aid to the municipal council of the city. We are fully aware they didn’t provide any services for Benghazi”, according to the Libyan news agency.
“The city with all its sects, ready to support the government and its ministers, to get Libya and Benghazi from calamity felt by all Libyans”. Baltamer said.
He asked all components of Benghazi city, governmental and security bodies, elders and notables to “provide series support to the city in the wake of sever crisis it suffer, all of those outside the city seek to impede the return of governmental and legal institutions to the city for their own interests”.
The head of security department in Benghazi, Mustapha Al-Raqeq, vowed to stop for those attempting to prejudice the legitimate government or destabilize the city.
He vowed to provide protection after the government moves to the city, and support its work despite the lack of available potentials.
“New department was established called support and protection. Al-Raqeq said.
It is worth mentioning that Al-Baida municipal council decided, two days ago, to “expel” the Interim Government headed by Abdallah Al-Thinny and emanating institutions from the city. But they changed their mind and decided not to do that.