Libyan Cloud News Agency – Tripoli
Employees and members of chambers of commerce and businessmen held a protest on Monday in front of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Tripoli.
The protesters issued a statement calling on the Presidential Council and the Central Bank of Libya to unify the exchange rate and activate the mechanisms stipulated in Commercial Law No. 23 of 2010 regarding the resumption of bank transfers to all economic activities.
They also demanded the bank to sell them specific values of foreign currency with the official bank price to import the needs of the citizens, with a focus on small traders, manufacturers and service distributors to open job opportunities for young people and reduce the level of unemployment.
The protesters warned that if the Central Bank of Libya did not respond to their demands, protests and sit-ins would continue and they would escalate their protests by organizing a general strike for all economic activities in the private sector, closing stores and shops, and stopping selling goods and all services.