The High Council of State: Corruption has become widespread in various fields in Libya.Pulbished on:
Tripoli, December 10, 2023 (LANA) - The High Council of State said in a statement on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, “Corruption is a rampant epidemic in Libya, and its prevalence has spread in various areas of life.”
The statement that the Council published on its Facebook page on Saturday considered that corruption is one of the biggest challenges that the state has faced for several generations, and called on the relevant institutions interested in combating this phenomenon for more work and cooperation.
In its statement, the State Council recalled Libya’s signing of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in 2003 and its ratification of it pursuant to a law issued in 2005, and the establishment of several institutions to combat and prevent corruption.
The Council also warned that corruption has negative effects on all aspects of the life of society and its individuals, as it is intertwined with conflicts and unrest, which threatens social and economic development and undermines the foundations of democratic institutions and the rule of law, according to the statement.
The Supreme Council of State noted that "corruption has become a complex global social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. It undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development, and contributes to governmental instability."