21 December 2012

Tunisia: Marzouki Visits Cities of Nefta and Hezoua

Tozeur — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki visited on Thursday afternoon the southern cities of Nefta and Hezoua as well as the border posts, as part of his working visit in the governorates of Tozeur and Kébili.

In Nefta, Mr. Marzouki conferred with a group of citizens and enquired about their concerns, notably employment, housing, local development, decline in water reserves in oases and distribution of farm lands.

Mr. Marzouki listened to the claims of unemployed youths who protested against "pathetic promises" and discussed with tradesmen and salesmen in the weekly market of Hezoua.

The President also went to the border post of "Ghar Moussa" to ask about working conditions there. The post staff told him about the lack of necessary equipment such as radar systems and night-vision equipment.

At the customs border post of Hezoua, Mr. Marzouki conferred with local staff and with several Algerian nationals and then headed to the border post of "Bir Erroumi," 800 metres off the Tunisian-Algerian borders.

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