The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has stated that the government is in the process of empowering municipalities in accordance with Law No. 59 of 2012 regarding the local administration system.

PM Dbeibah said that local governance issues are the closest to citizens as they relate to their needs and aspirations, according to his speech at the Women Municipal Councils Forum on Monday, which was reported by Hakomitna Facebook page.

In his speech, Dbeibah praised the role of Libyan women in participating in sustainable development, adding: "We know the urgent need for the creative role of women, and the high-ranking positions they hold today, more than ever, are evidence of that."

He also pointed out the agreement of the participants in the forum to form several specialized technical committees that define their tasks and specializations, in addition to electing female members, in order to achieve the goals of the forum.