By Farah Waleed.
Tripoli, 6 May 2014:
Newly appointed prime minister Ahmed Maetig has said that he is starting negotiations with various social leaders . . .[restrict]and Shura councils throughout to form a “crisis government” which would focus on “national reconciliation”.
Speaking on Al-Wataniya state TV last night, Maetig pledged to provide safe conditions for the holding of the upcoming House of Representatives elections which will see the current Gneral National Congress replaced
“The government will be based on four axes”, Maetig explained. “The enhancement of state control and sovereignty; the rebuilding of security and military institutions; activating the judiciary and national reconciliation; and to find urgent solutions for transitional justice and grievances issues,” he said.
In addition, the Prime Minister-elect stressed that the government would work to build a decentralised system of local administration. There would also be plans to develop towns and cities as well as reviving development projects, both aimed at providing jobs for Libyans.
Maetig, who comes from the business community, added that his government would focus on building up the economy, replacing the current state-controlled system with a diversified economy based on production and services.
The private sector, he declared, would be involved in providing services through Public-Private partnerships (PPPs) in cooperation with the state.