Osama Hammad, Minister of Finance and Planning in the Libyan new government said Sunday that the draft general budget for the current year will be ready for the next two days.
After off camera deliberations, parliament failed to agree 2021 budget. Amended budget reduced to 76 bn – discussions to resume next session
Contrary to the official statement by the Official Spokesperson for parliament (House of Representatives – HoR), Abdalla Belheeg, parliament did not partially approve the Amended 2021 budget during Monday’s session.
The Tripoli Minister of Finance Faraj Bumtari denounced the arrest of the Chairman of the Permanent Committee for the Rationalization of Salaries yesterday, which was carried out by order of the Prosecutor at the Office of the Military Prosecutor General, the Finance Ministry said.
The Ministry of Finance aligned to the internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tripoli and led by Faiez Serraj announced yesterday that the Serraj government has approved a raft of public spending cuts.
Belgium has ignored the Libyan delegation that arrived in Brussels last week, a source from the Belgian government told Ean Libya.
Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a government minister, a leading member of the tribe said, Reuters reports.
Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj changed the interior minister and reshuffled other cabinet posts on Sunday in a move seen as a bid to broaden his support nationwide and bolster security in the capital after weeks of clashes, Reuters reports.
The Ministry of Finance released Monday a report about the number of Libya’s state workers and pay after matching them with the national ID number.
A government official was kidnapped when an unknown armed group stormed the finance ministry (GNA) in Tripoli’s Dahra district yesterday afternoon. The gunmen, believed to be part of a militia, attacked during working hours and dragged the head of the budget administration, Nuri Erhuma, out by force.
Faiez Serraj, the head of the Presidency Council, has appointed an acting minister and a deputy for the ministry of finance. He has also appointed deputy ministers for the foreign and local government ministries.