[The following is an excerpt from a report published on Tuesday on the website of the Libya Herald:]
The government has asked the GNC to approve an additional LD 15.25 billion for urgent items that did not feature in its original budget. Congress is expected to vote on the requests on Sunday.
“The prime minister Ali Zeidan asked for the additional budget for some item which were not included in the general budget of 2013,” Fareeha Barkawi, a member of the GNC finance committee told the Libya Herald. These covered compensation, urgent development projects and the security situation.
Barkawi explained that the proposed compensation included the settlement of salaries for workers at foreign companies obliged to abandon projects at the start of the revolution. There were also payments ear-marked for Lockerbie victims and extra money for municipalities for rehabilitation schemes.
[It is not clear to me on what basis further payments for Lockerbie victims are envisaged as being due or necessary.]