Libya's GNA allocates 600 million dinars to tackle Covid-19

Libya's GNA allocates 600 million dinars to tackle Covid-19

February 22, 2021 - 21:36
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) allocated 600 million dinars as an emergency fund to provide Covid-19 vaccines to Libyans and to bring the needed medical equipment to the county.

The allocation decision came in a meeting of the GNA presidency in Tripoli on Monday. The meeting was chaired by Head of Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, and was attended by members Ahmed Mitig, Abdelsalam Kajman, Mohammed Emmari, and Ahmed Hamza, among other officials.

The Head of the advisory committee of fighting Coronavirus, Dr. Khalifa Al-Bakoush, attended the meeting and explained the dire epidemiological situation, especially the funding problems related to the Central Bank's reluctance to give the 600 million budget allocated earlier by the Presidential Council.

The GNA approved in the meeting an emergency fund of 600 million dinars to get Covid-19 vaccines as well as the necessary medical equipment, saying the fund would be covered by the bank account of the Libyan General Medical Insurance.

The meeting saw a discussion about the 2021 budget amid the ongoing economic and political situation, saying it would be a unified budget as per the agreement made in eastern Libya upon the visit of the Minister of Finance Faraj Bumtari and Presidential Council member, Ahmed Mitig.

It also went over the unification of state institutions and the proposed geographical division of administrative and economic institutions in the state: 12 administrative districts with some space of independence in terms of finances among other points, which will be discussed later, according to the media office of Al-Sarraj.