The U.N.-backed unity government in Libya said on Monday it has taken administrative control of several ministries in Tripoli.
Reuters quotes Mohamed al-Ammari, a member of the Presidential Council, as saying at an event to mark the handover of the foreign ministry that the transfer of power was "going well". It says the other ministries that have been handed over to the Government of National Accord (GNA) were housing and public utilities, transport, social affairs, local government, youth and sports, and Islamic affairs, with planning, labor, and education ministries to be handed over in the coming days.
Libya Herald reports that the ministries of transport, planning, labour, religious endowments (awqaf), education, housing, utilities, youth and sports, and social affairs have all been officially brought under the control of the GNA, while the foreign affairs and interior ministries, although not yet officially handed over, are also now controlled by the GNA, and are being run by ministers Mohamed Siala and Arif Khojja respectively.
(Sources: Reuters, Libya Herald)