The Libyan interim government of Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keeb is facing a rather unexpected challenge that might create much trouble for it if not brought under control very soon.
It is the growing trash crisis in the country's capital, Tripoli, which has become a sign of the weakness of the interim government and its inability to take quick actions towards solving many problems in Libyan cities and towns.
Trash is spread and accumulated everywhere in the capital, as well as in other cities and towns, while both the Local Council and the government ministers are watching the problem growing without doing anything to solve it.
This unacceptable situation has generated so much criticism of the interim government and in turn has eroded the trust of the people in it in a way that NGOs are preparing to challenge the government and put it into a test on Saturday March 18 when a huge demonstration is to be held in front of the Prime Minister’s office in downtown Tripoli.
The Cleaning Up Tripoli team (The Cleaning Revolution), a concerned group of Tripoli residents, will be holding a demonstration in front of the government building (Prime Minister's office) in Triq al Sika at 11.00am until 2.00pm.
The demonstration will demand that the government takes drastic action to solve the garbage problem that has caused an environmental disaster in Tripoli, and call on the people to be aware of the size of the disaster that's threatening the capital and Libya in general.
Along with organising such demonstration on Saturday, the group is also interested in tackling the growing trash crises in the city. It has set up a team to combat the ever accumulating environmental issues in the city through social media, the traditional media, cleaning campaigns and other mediums to raise awareness for proper trash disposal and conservative energy use.
The group is calling on all activists to review the Facebook event invitation at: http://www.facebook.com/events/145825295540733/