By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 31 March 2013:
Reminded by the press that the 17th February Revolution war partially in demand for better economic . . .[restrict]conditions too and what had his government done in this regard, Zeidan replied at today’s press conference that his government wanted to improve living standards.
However, he added that he wanted Libyans to improve their abilities, capabilities and performance. Civil servants should turn up to work and should perform, he pleaded. Libyans should earn their income through the sweat of their forehead he said, coining a Libyan idiom, and not just hoping or expecting a government salary.
He revealed that at today’s cabinet meeting they had discussed the budget including the issue of substituting subsidies goods for targeted cash subsidies. In this vain, he expected that the new National ID number will help in the equitable distribution of wealth and in cutting out duplication of names.
There will be visible change soon he promised and that the government is not dragging its feet. It was held back by process and procedures, he declared.
Although the budget had been legally passed a few weeks ago, in reality it had only been received today, Zeidan added. It will be distributed in the coming days and as a result there will begin the reactivation of projects including hospitals, schools, as well as old and new projects. [/restrict]