By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 13 August 2014:
The government is looking at what it can do to address the needs of the thousands . . .[restrict]of Libyans who have been displaced by the fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi, or are affected in other ways, such as by power and water cuts, and petrol and food shortages.
At a meeting yesterday in Beida the cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni, the cabinet also liaised with its crisis committee and other staff working from the Prime Minister’s office in Tripoli. All government officials both in Beida and Tripoli have been making concerted efforts to broker a ceasefire to end the bloodshed, the Prime Ministry reported.
The government has also paid tribute to murdered head of Tripoli Security Directorate Colonel Mohamed Al-Suwaisi. In a statement on the its webpage, it expressed its “deep sorrow” calling Suweisi “a man of security and of national responsibility”.
The colonel was shot a number of times on Tuesday by gunmen when his car stopped at traffic lights in the Tripoli suburb of Tajoura.
“The murdered colonel was a talented security director, a man who kept his promises and who took seriously the responsibility of protecting the country during this difficult time in the history of our country,” the statement said.
“Despite the many obstacles he faced, he dedicated himself day and night to accomplishing his goal of securing Libya – to the point of losing his own life. He was committed to building up the nation’s security structure and to establishing peace and security for Libya’s citizens,” the statement went on to say.
Calling his murder an act of terrorism, the government added that the crime would not prevent it from continuing to pursue the establishment of nationwide peace or from bringing the killers to justice.