Maitiq: The GNA was Unable to Gain the Confidence of the Parliament  – Al Marsad

The candidate for the post of Prime Minister for the new interim Government of National Unity, Ahmed Maitiq, said that the Government of National Accord (GNA) has obligations that have not yet been fulfilled, and admitted that the GNA could not gain the confidence of the Libyan Parliament.

(Libya, 4 February 2021) – Ahmed Maitiq clarified in his speech during his presentation at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) held in Geneva, that the Libyan people hope that the upcoming elections will put an end to their suffering.

He stressed that if he heads the new government he will hold the elections as scheduled on 24 December 2021. “If I win, I will provide the right atmosphere for the elections, and pay attention to security and economic issues.,” said Maitiq.

He also stressed the importance of unifying the general budget, as well as state institutions to raise their efficiency, and that there must be a clear vision between the ministries of economy, finance and the Central Bank of Libya (CBL).

He added: “The next government must support the unification of the military and prevent any military conflict, as well as supporting the ceasefire process and the 5+5 Joint Military Commission agreement. I will work to support the Ministry of Interior, restructure some security agencies, and seek international expertise.”

Maitiq said he would allocate one million Libyan dinars to the High National Election Commission (HNEC), starting from the first week of the government’s work.

He said he would pay special attention to the national reconciliation file, in cooperation with the new Presidential Council to facilitate the process of holding the elections.

Maitiq promised to make the new government supportive of the local councils in municipalities, and would allocate a larger budget to them from the state’s general budget.

He also said he was committed to ensure more prominent role for women in the next government, and young people will have their own ministry.

Maitiq also stressed the issue of economic reform and that he would focus on unifying the general budget, raising oil production, and working to restore the country’s financial institutions before the elections.

On the health situation, and how the government was to deal with COVID-19, Maitiq said would provide COVID-19 vaccine and ensure that at least half of the Libyans is vaccinated within six months.

He concluded by saying that he would form a committee from the Ministry of Justice to study the conditions of those forcibly detained in prisons, noting that the country has the necessary expertise to help address financial and administrative corruption.