Benghazi, 20 June:
The newly-elected Benghazi Local Council has announced that it has found a new home. Official spokesman Khaled Al-Jazwee disclosed . . .[restrict]yesterday that a committee set up to find somewhere to act as the council’s headquarters had decided on a building in the Bu-Atney area, next to the Pepsi-Cola bottling plant.
The committee is one of 18 established by the council to oversee the work of the council. Each has a different field of activity to monitor. According to Jawzee the committees will issue periodic reports on the various council departments, looking at both their failings and successes.
One particular failing he admitted had been with the department responsible for garbage disposal and street cleaning. Problems in the department had resulted in rubbish accumulating on the city’s streets, he said.
One committee still to be formed will cover security in Benghazi, Jawazee added. The aim is to bring to the various bodies dealing with law and order in the city into a single force. Already, he claimed, the city’s police now
provided up to 90 percent of security at Benghazi’s Benina airport, in cooperation with the Supreme Security Committee. [/restrict]