The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, said his government is working on including all the remarks of the House of Representatives (HoR) on the budget bill in the revised version, adding that the massive amount of budget funds is related to the alteration of foreign currency exchange rates.
Dbeibah added in a consultative meeting in the presence of the first HoR Deputy Speaker, HoR members, and government officials in Tripoli, where he reiterated the importance of state institutions' role in controlling and auditing the expenditure of the government.
HoR members called on the government to include all of the HoR budget remarks and present a new detailed budget bill to the HoR for approval, while the First Deputy, Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, said the meeting was for consultations between the government and the HoR to eventually reach a budget that is balanced, which the HoR can endorse.
Al-Nuwairi said the government should take the notes of the HoR financial committee and the members on the budget seriously, in addition to providing a unified legislation for public sector salaries to achieve social justice in Libya.
The HoR is holding a session Monday in Tobruk upon the instructions of Speaker Aqila Saleh. The session will discuss 2021 budget bill and state sovereign positions' candidacy.