By Libya Herald staff.
16 October 2014:
The Prime Minister, Abdullah Thinni, has ordered a stop to salaries and other payments being made . . .[restrict]to deputy ministers and other top officials in the former administration that he led until he submitted its resignation in August.
The move is directed at those deputy ministers and undersecretaries who are based in Tripoli and who are now working with the Omar Al-Hassi administration.
Any contracts signed by them with companies and organisations, moreover, would not be honoured by his government
Thinni pointed out that his former administration, of which they were a part, was no longer legal. The only legitimate government was his new one, appointed by the House of Representatives last month.
The move brings to an end the practice that has evolved since the revolution whereby although governments and ministers change, deputy ministers and undersecretaries have continued in office. [/restrict]