By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 4 February 2014:
The Prime Minister reacted angrily to a question from the media regarding his claim that this . . .[restrict]government had achieved “over 90 percent of its plans”.
To the statement that he had claimed that his government had achieved 90 percent of its plan and that these achievements “are not visible”, a member of the media invited Zeidan to elaborate in view of the fact that there was “no progress in the infrastructure, no security, the oilfields are blockaded and there is no growth in the economy, so what is the plan that your government has achieved?”
Zeidan’s response at Monday’s press conference was short and curt. Instead of listing his government’s “over 90-percent achievement” of its plans at a live press conference, he abruptly told the questioner to “go out on the street and see for yourself”.
Prompting the question from the media, Zeidan had earlier explained that at the present time his government had achieved most of its plans for the 14 months up to February 2014. This is what “we had agreed with the GNC”, he explained.
The Electricity Ministry, for example, he felt had achieved 100 percent of its goals or more, despite the difficulties and destruction it faced and experienced. Most ministries had achieved 90 percent, Zeidan added. The fact that these achievements were not visible was because of the nature of the (interim or post revolutionary) stage Libya was in and the state of destruction that had been inherited from the Qaddafi regime, Zeidan explained. [/restrict]