Tunis — Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh called for mitigating impediments to the progress of development projects in regions.
Larayedh, who was speaking at an office-taking ceremony of the newly appointed governors, held Saturday in Kasbah, in the presence of Minister of the Interior Lotfi Ben Jeddou, stressed the need for co-ordination between governors and concerned structures to overcome administrative slowness in the realisation of these projects and therefore boost regional development and serve citizens' interests.
The Prime Minister called for "enforcing the law against looters and terrorists, combating all aspects of corruption and attack of administrations and structures of public and private institutions." He, at the same time, stressed the importance of protecting protest movements and peaceful marches since they are the "result of the Tunisian Revolution."
In this regard, he drew attention to the delicate situation underwent by the country at different levels, particularly in terms of security which involve all countries of the region. "This requires more vigilance and attention facing internal and external dangers," he stressed.
The Interim PM also emphasised the need for all the country's structures to continue activities and improve their performance, especially during this current political crisis until reaching solutions that serve the public interest.
He said that the continuation of activities is required by the economic situation which also faces difficulties, including in the first place the reluctance of foreign investors due to the current security and political situation.
On another level, Larayedh called on governors to take the same distance from all political factions and prioritise the public interest in all decisions and orientations.
Larayedh also said "we are responsible for making reforms despite backward forces" and this is, according to him "the least that can be made in tribute to the martyrs of the Tunisian Revolution."