By Libya Herald reporter.
Benghazi, 5 February 2017:
Beida-based interim prime minister Abdullah Al-Thinni today sacked the heads of the Foreign Media Authority, Arish Saeed, and of the Public Transport Authority, Khalid Ahmed Musa.
Both men are reportedly also being investigated. In the case of Saeed, it is thought this relates to the takeover of an Egyptian TV station although no specific allegations against him, or against Musa have been made in public.
Major changes are also to be made to the two organisations. The transport body is to be restructured while the foreign media operation is to be incorporated into the Information and Culture Authority.
In three other decisions today, the Thinni government also agreed on changes to the Antiquities Department, the Agriculture Authority and the General Authority for Hajj and Umrah.
Following the announcement, the undersecretary at the Beida government’s defence ministry, Brigadier Younis Farhat, who had been asked to chair a commission into the performance and probity of government departments, announced that the sackings and restructurings had been made on his recommendation.