By John Lee.
Libya Herald reports that Major-General Abdul-Razzaq Al-Nazhouri, of the Libyan National Army (LNA), has dismissed officials in charge of state-owned General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) in the east of country, and replaced them with a seven-man committee answerable to himself.
The new committee is headed by Osama Ahmed Saaiti and includes Ramadan Abdussalam Rabea, Abdulmawli Younis Al-Barasi, Sulaiman Al-Kharshufi, Faraj Belgassem Al-Ajili, Mohamed Hamad Algaili, Rafi Ibrahim, Saad Abdel-Salam and Adel Omar Al-Birju.
Nazhouri, who was appointed military governor by House of Representatives president Ageela Saleh, has ordered the new committee to solve the power shortages in the east and other issues such as the delays in salary payments for company staff.
But according to Libya Herald, GECOL does not have cash in hand to pay salaries; they are paid by the Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL).
The move follows an increase in power cuts in Benghazi and the east of the country, which could be politically damaging to the LNA.
(Source: Libya Herald)