Two schools in Benghazi were reopened on Sunday after undergoing maintenance and renovations.
Due to the war on terrorist groups in Benghazi during the past few years, many public buildings have been destroyed. Prime Minister of the Interim Government Abdullah al-Thinni, and Governor of al-Bayda’s Central Bank agreed in January to allocate LYD 620 million to rebuild the war-struck city.
Further, Libya’s Audit Bureau permitted the Ministry of Education of the east-based Interim Government in January to sign LYD 18.87-million worth contracts for the maintenance of facilities at Benghazi University.
Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city and the birthplace of the 2011 uprising that toppled late dictator Muammar Qaddafi, witnessed a three-year war between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and extremist groups.
Residents of Benghazi, especially in the areas affected by the military operations, are suffering from difficult economic conditions and cannot maintain or rebuild their homes.
The poor economic situation pushed the residents of the city recently to organize a peaceful protest in front of the headquarters of the council of the municipality of Benghazi to demand financial aid so they could pay house rent and maintain the city.