By Libya Herald staff.
20 December 2014:
Mayors from several Libyan towns started a two-day meeting in Sebha today to discuss common problems, both . . .[restrict]in funding and delivery of services, as well as the state of the country.
Those attending are mainly from the west and south of Libya and include the mayors of Sabratha, Zuwara, Misrata, Sirte, Zliten, Khoms, Qasr Khiyar, Emsalata, Jufra, Traghen, Brak Ashatti, Brak Edri, Brak Gardah as well as the Mayor of Sebha, the host of the gathering.
Among many guests were the Dean of Sebha University and the Hassi Ministry of Awqaf’s undersecretary for the southern region.
It is reported that a number of eastern mayors also attended. However, this has not been confirmed and none has been named.
Getting to Sebha was, in any event, something of a major task. Many were flown from Misrata, a journey that is believed to have prevented a significant number of pro-HoR mayors from joining in.
No-one, however, from Tripoli Municipal Council, has gone. Councillors reportedly said they were too busy.
Today, those attending heard the mayor of Sebha, Hamid Al-Khali, stress the public demand for an end to the role of militias and for the army and police to be the only security forces in the land. Other speakers called for reconciliation and an end to violence and extremism. [/restrict]