HoR questioning document accuses Libya's Unity Government of failure

HoR questioning document accuses Libya's Unity Government of failure

September 04, 2021 - 20:05
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) has sent a document of questioning headlines for the Government of National Unity's cabinet, including accusations of failure to handle electricity, Coronavirus and cash at the banks' problems, let alone unifying state institutions and negligence of remarks to amend the budget bill.

The questions ask about the reasons behind shutting down borders with Tunisia, saying it has badly affected Libyan-Tunisian relations and wonder about the basis for the Libyan Prime Minister's claim that neighboring countries are exporting terrorism to Libya, in addition to the fact that the government hasn't allocated a budget for Khalifa Haftar's forces and hasn't recognized them as legitimate.

The HoR called for naming a Defense Minister and withdrawal of foreign forces as well as ending "the public presence of Syrian fighters in Tripoli", in addition to explaining why over 3 billion of foreign currency purchase transactions were allocated to the Marriage-and- Construction-Support Fund outside the budget without permission from the Presidential Council.

The HoR asked why the government is keeping the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla, despite available replacement, adding that the Oil Minister sent the HoR decisions issued by the Prime Minister without being referred to the HoR, such as buying livestock for Eid Al-Adha sacrifice for low-income Libyans and a billion dinars' allocation for marriage.

The HoR wanted to question the government last Monday but delayed it because the Prime Minister was on a formal visit to Jordan and the government wanted to receive a copy of the questions to prepare responses, according to HoR spokesman Abdullah Blehiq.