By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 17 December 2013:
The process or removing militias from urban areas, was going so slowly, that it had almost . . .[restrict]stopped, Sadat Elbadri, head of Tripoli Local Council, complained to fellow Libyan municipal chiefs in Tripoli today.
Elbadri, told a forum representing 34 local councils: “We need the government to solve the problems of citizens as soon as possible. The individual wants to see something tangible achieved on the ground which touches his life.”
He commented that Law 27 for the removal of militias had been implemented too slowly, to the point that it has almost stopped. He added that the presence of heavy weapons has caused social as well as security problems.
The forum, which was attended by delegates from virtually all local councils except Misrata, discussed the general security situation and the need to strengthen border protection.
The council leaders also welcomed the local elections with are now under way on a rolling system which will be completed in February. They called them”an important step to transform revolution into the formation of a state and face future challenges.” [/restrict]