By Farah Waleed.
Tripoli, 28 August 2014:
The reported resignation of six cabinet ministers has been met with a strong denial from the . . .[restrict]government.
The government has said the reports are absolutely untrue and if such a wave of resignations were to take place it would have informed the public. Government spokesman and Cabinet Secretary Ahmed Al-Amin accused those media outlets which had published the story of bias.
It seems the claims were first aired on the Islamist-backed Al-Nabaa TV before they were picked up by the Libyan news agency LANA.
LANA reported yesterday that the ministers of industry, labour, planning, education, water resources and the war-wounded had resigned over government bias during the current conflict. The Minister of Industry Suleiman Al-Fituri was quoted as saying that the six had tried to persevere in government but that it was failing to address issues, was biased and that the prime minister had taken action without their knowledge.
Minister of Education Ali Obaid, however, told the Libya Herald that there was no truth to the story and denied the claims. He was still in office, he said. The Minister of Water Resources Al-Hadi Hinshir refused to talk about the claims over the phone.
The cabinet met in Tobruk yesterday. [/restrict]