8:40pm GMT: New Libyan PM about to speak in interview on Libya Al Ahraar TV channel (you can watch it at libya.tv).
New Libyan PM in Live interview praising the martyrs of #Feb17
Question: How do you see Libya today?
I see a country with men/women who have the capability to build a modern, civil state
Question: What’s the most important challenge that you feel we need to deal with now?
I shared a few ideas with my colleagues in NTC yesterday
I wish to see a united libya, moving towards a future together, with equality in the law
This gov is tasked with bringing to bear the desires that motivated the #Feb17th revolution
We need to focus in the injured and damaged buildings/cities
We need to focus on security and providing basic goods
We need to re-start the economy
We need to get the school system moving
We need to consider the rule of law
I see a clear challenge, which is bringing back normality to libya, especially to those injured in #Feb17
National dialogue and reconciliation very important
The oil sector and science research
Healthcare also a key priority
Corruption and transparency key challenges
We know the people want a transparent state
We are studying the transitional plan
Our foreign policy also offers some challenges
We need to find optimal balance between relationship of interim gov and legislative body
These are our challenges, we have no magical solutions, but we feel we are up to the challenges
Question: Have you decided on any of the ministerial posts?
We have done some work in the NTC to study suitable candidates for the interim gov
We’re likely to have 22 ministers in the interim gov
We will have have many ministries working on all the challenges in unison
As for specific names of ministers, libya has many skilled men/women who can participate
Question: What’s will the nature of the gov be? Compromise? Technocrats?
This is a short transitional period, 8 months, we actually wish to complete our task even quicker if possible
We want to make sure we complete our phase with right foundations for future gov
However my personal feeling is this gov should be a gov of technocrats
By that I mean we want gov to be free of loyalties to particular parties, ideologies, we want it to serve libya first
Some of the criteria we laid out for ministers in the new Libyan interim gov are:
2nd they need to be suitably qualified, with experience and ability to create a team and achieve results
3rd we want people with a clear conscience and no past history of corruption/crime
I would like to ask anyone that comes forward for a ministerial role to prove to us they have no history of corruption
4th we don’t want anyone who was a figure in the gaddafi regime or have blood on their hands
And of course, we don’t want anyone with a history of corruption.
we will consider geography (region in Libya) as well as youth and women, we want women to have key role
Question: How will you include the youth in the next gov?
I requested members of local NTC offices to put forward candidates for the interim gov
We have every confidence women can participate effectively in the gov
Question: Again, I want to ask you about youth, they weren’t well represented previously
I assure everyone, we will not exclude any group or party in Libya from participation in the interim gov
The youth are foundation of our #Feb17 revolution, any suitable youth with required skills can be involved
Question: Do you have any specific plans for dealing with the challenges?
We do yes, but I don’t really want to get into details on this just yet, we need to discuss this internally first.
In a future interview I hope to give you more details of our specific plans to deal with issues
Question: challenge of media is an important and difficult one, NTC’s PR efforts weren’t optimal, will this improve?
we had some tough conditions in the previous stage, we were in a state of revolution, there was some confusion
There weren’t really properly laid out plans for pr
Our plan going forward is to create a gov TV/Radio channel and paper to represent the state
Also each local gov office should have a radio/tv station paper to help communicate with the people
Question: I’m concerned about the other organisations/institutions that are required
Question: Will the same conditions apply to people running these type of organsations/institutions?
sorry guys, lost connection there for a few minutes, missed the answer
Question, 3 topics – 1) care for martyrs family 2) injured 3) security
for the injured and the families of the martyrs, we have already announced a ministry for this
We have had some success but we need to do a lot more for our injured and families of the martyrs of #Feb17
Question: What about weapons proliferation?
First let me speak about about our freedom fighters, they were the ones that freed Libya
We will never forget the efforts of our freedom fighters and they want a secure, peaceful, advanced, respected Libya
If we agree on this point, I’m sure we can find a solution, we need to approach issue of weapons thoughtfully
Many freedom fighters want to be sure that if they hand in their weapons they want the state to continue on right path
We can address weapons proliferation issue with friendly discussions and negotiations
We will also be launching programs to bring freedom fighters into various state security apparatus/organisations
Many freedom fighters also have other skills backgrounds, we need to help and support them to return to their lives
Question: How should the libyan citizen behave/think in this stage?
Libya will be built by the efforts of its citizens.
Many skilled Libyans were previously not allowed to participate in building their country
We need to empower Libyan citizens to play their role in rebuilding/building libya
What do you see Libya’s economic/political characteristics being?
We would like to create a free economy, neither extreme right or leftwing in our economic policy
Question: How do you see the nature of the Libyan state? Central? Confederation? etc
The constitution will determine the nature of the Libyan state, I can’t dictate this to the Libyan people
Question: What do you see as the reasonable limit of criticism for the interim gov?
We have no limits, but we want criticism to be constructive, we need to find solutions, not just focus on firefighting
I’m personally not too bothered about criticism. If it’s constructive criticism we should listen to voice of the people.
Question: What’s the forum/mechanism for self-criticism/performance assessment of the new gov?
We shall be accountable to our programs/responsibilities, as long as we have the resources to deliver
our projects/plans/objectives will be transparent as they will have a publicized goal and time limit
New Libyan PM LIVE Question: How will you hear the voice of the people? Also tell me about transparency.
We need to go and meet with local authorities and visit universities, schools to hear people’s voices.
We are looking at technology as well, we plan to have an internet presence to publish our activity and plans
We’ll also open a channel of communication online for people to feedback to us
We are going to make serious plans and promise professional administration.
New Libyan PM LIVE praises the Libyan people and fighters.
The Libyan people need to be afforded the chance for a good education, health, a good life and success
We will use all our efforts in this short transitional phase to achieve as much as we can to put Libya on right path
New Libyan PM LIVE Question: What’s your message to international players, friendly nations, neighbors etc
I believe everyone wants a Libya that’s positive and friendly, we will work from a stance of positivity
We wish harm to no-one, but we also have our own priorities and interests that we cannot renounce
we want a mutually respectful relationship between Libya and the international community
I want to thank our brave revolutionaries that showed the true face of the Libyans to the world
With the same bravery that you freed Libya, we want you to focus on rebuilding Libya, and bringing life to normality
Thank you ArmchairArab for the translation of this live broadcast from Libya Al Ahraar TV
Tuesday 1 November 2011
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