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This post was edited by sansukong at 2012-1-11 07:14|
Sixteen Things the Libyan had been enjoying prior to the war ...............
October 25, 2011
1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.
2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans
given to all its citizens at zero percent interest by law.
3. Having a home considered a human right in Libya.
4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 dinar (U.S.$50,000) by the
government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.
5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi
only 25 percent of Libyans were literate. Today, the figure is 83 percent.
6. Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they would receive
farming land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and livestock to
kickstart their farms are all for free.
7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need,
the government funds them to go abroad, for it is not only paid for,
but they get a U.S.$2,300/month for accommodation and car allowance.
8. If a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidizes 50 percent of the price.
9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 per liter.
10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amounting to $150 billion are
now frozen globally.
11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would
pay the average salary of the profession, as if he or she is employed,
until employment is found.
12. A portion of every Libyan oil sale is credited directly to the bank accounts
of all Libyan citizens.
13. A mother who gives birth to a child receive U.S.$5,000.
14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $0.15.
15. 25 percent of Libyans have a university degree.
16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the
Great Manmade River project, to make water readily available
throughout the desert country.
Global Research Articles by Disinfo.com
It was a fact that Libya was enjoying the highest standard of living among the African states. As a matter of fact, it could be said that, Libya could be thirty year ahead of some of the poorer African states. To say that Libya would take another thirty years to be the " leading light of Africa or the Middle East" is to say, the standard of living of post war Libya has dropped dramatically!
As being said over time immorial, the test in the pudding is in the eating. If Libya is today, still enjoying the sixteen conditions, or even more than the above listed sixteen conditions, then the revolution is a success. Short of that, anyone can guess what a life the Libyans are living in now. I would certainly hope the standard of living of the Libyans could be better off than the pre-war benchmark set by the late Gaddafi. Facts don't lie and time will tell!