General Assembly of Libya's Electricity Company appoints new board of directors

General Assembly of Libya's Electricity Company appoints new board of directors

July 19, 2020 - 20:35
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The General Assembly of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) sacked the board of directors and appointed a new one in a meeting chaired by the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj on Sunday.

The new board of directors include Abdelsalam Al-Ansari, Wiam Al-Abdali, Radwan Khalil, Majdi Soluiman, Abdelhakim Al-Ferjani, Al-Bashir Al-Taher, Mohammed Ashour, and Mohammed Al-Sharif after setting criteria for this selection in a previous GECOL meeting.

Libyans, especially in Tripoli, have been suffering from long hours of power outages - for over eight and sometimes ten hours a day depending on the city.

Many Libyan people started July a movement aimed at holding GECOL accountable and sacking the board of directors, while the GECOL insisted it had been facing technical difficulties and assaults on its facilities by outlaws, adding that the refusal of some cities to share power outage hours and war on Tripoli aggravated the problem.