The Head of the Misrata Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Fathi Al-Amin, expressed concern about the difficulties faced by businesspeople and member companies of the Chamber due to the inability to obtain letters of bank credit, pointing out that the funds allocated for these letters are still suspended in the banking system despite the payment of the required fees.

Al-Amin said he had addressed the Central Bank regarding this issue, but he did not receive any official response, which prompted him and the Chamber to resort to the regulatory authorities and the House of Representatives to request radical solutions.

He also criticized the decisions of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Trade, which he described as random, saying they caused problems at the ports, including stopping the supply of medicines except through bank credits, which led to the disruption of businesspeople’s goods and the shortage of some of them for more than six months.

He warned that if the Chamber’s demands are not answered, escalatory steps may be taken, including a strike and closing shops and stores, until the demands of companies and businesspeople are answered.

Members of the Misrata Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture demanded in a visual statement last February the opening of letters of bank credit, threatening escalation if the closure persisted.