Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Libyans unhappy over president's oil scheme silence

More than a year ago, Libyans were given the enticing prospect of earning a bigger share of oil revenues. Power and wealth should be in the hands of the people, Muammar Gaddafi, the president, said.

But during a highly anticipated event in which Gaddafi was expected to reveal the details of such a scheme, they heard nothing of the idea.

Libyans feel sliding oil prices during global economic crisis has led to the president's silence.

From Tripoli, Mohamed Vall has more.