Deputy Minister Resigns Citing Corruption

Libya’s Deputy Minister of Culture has announced her resignation on Thursday, due to alleged corruption in the Ministry of Culture and Civil Society.

In her letter of resignation addressed to the Prime Minister Ali Zidan, Ms. Awatif al-Tushani said "administrative and financial irregularities" within the ministry made her realize would not be able to continue her job, according to Tripoli Post.

She said she had already informed the Prime Minister of irregularities in meetings with him, but no countermeasures were taken. Additionally, she said that her position on the issue meant she was subjected to personal harassment at work.

She vowed to continue her struggle against corruption in the country.

(Source: Tripoli Post)

One Response to Deputy Minister Resigns Citing Corruption

  1. Phil Hodkinson 12th February 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    This is an example of the things most Libyans were concerned about, when I spoke with many of them last year.

    Where matters of corruption are discovered, the government and the prime minister / president in particular, must support whistleblowers
    (don't like the word but I'll use it here)and instigate or develop a task force, to investigate these instances immediately.
    Any delays in doing so, just demonstrate an ambivalence to this culture.
    Furthermore, it will dissuade people of principle, who are much needed now, from standing or staying in office.

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