Al-Qatrani appoints new director for Benghazi's service company by force, incumbent manager says act was illegal

Al-Qatrani appoints new director for Benghazi's service company by force, incumbent manager says act was illegal

June 26, 2022 - 15:26
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A group of vandals have broken into the General Services Company of Benghazi and tampered with its furniture and documents, the director of the service company, Tariq Al-Badri, has said.

According to Badri, the group acted upon the instructions of Ali Al-Qatrani, deputy PM in the parallel government backed by the east-based Parliament.

In a press statement, the service company's head said the group busted the building with the support of the Benghazi Joint Security Chamber.

 Al-Qatrani assigned a person loyal to him to head Benghazi's service company,  Badri says, considering it an interference and a clear violation of the law.

He underscored that he would not hesitate to use force if needed when he heads to his office on Sunday, as his position is legal, as he put it.

The law says the appointment of a new director of the General Services Company must be issued by the Minister of Local Government, Badri insists.

"Those who assigned Al-Qatrani to run the company broke the doors, vandalized, stole, and assaulted the employees, and this step aims to steal the company's allocations in the municipality of Benghazi."

He indicated that the minister of local government in the parallel government had denounced the incident and denied all the measures that took place without his permission.

A video circulated online shows an unidentified group storming the company's building and handing over the keys to the newly appointed manager by Al-Qatrani.