Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh denied on Sunday accusation of using his influence over the Libyan Post Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (LPTIC) to leverage deals for his family’s private business.
Dbeibeh’s made his remarks during a meeting with LPTIC board, which convened a day after the company’s former CEO Faisel Gergab claimed that the premier sought to award a multi-million LPTIC project deal to a company owned by his family.
The prime minister told the LPTIC board that he never asked any member of the company for any personal favor that could constitute corruption or a conflict of interest. However, he did admit to asking a board member to hire “a neighbor” to work for the company.
During the meeting, Dbeibeh also called for supporting private telecommunications companies in order to “end the state of monopoly” in the market.
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