The Ministry of Telecommunications has announced that it is to open regional branches in the east and south of Libya.
The eastern . . .[restrict]region branch will be located in Benghazi while the southern branch will be located in the traditional capital of the Fezzan region, Sebha.
The ministry announced on its website that the decision was taken in the hope of increasing the quality of service it provides, the simplification of procedures, the execution of projects with accuracy and competence, seeking to provide services to all cities and towns in Libya for citizens, the private sector and the public sector.
This decision comes in line with the efforts of the current interim government to reduce centralization and increase regional government and governance. The issue of decentralization had taken on a major political profile recently in Libya as the regions, and especially some supporting the idea of political federation in Benghazi, complained of Tripoli’s burdensome over centralization.