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article imageUK flies cash to Libya

By Samuel Okocha     Sep 1, 2011 in World
Public sector workers starved of cash for months in Libya will now have some relief after UK’s Royal Air force flew £140m worth of Libyan banknotes (280m Libyan dinars) out of £950m to be handed to the Central Bank in Benghazi.
The BBC reports that many Libyans dependent on government salaries are owed for a number of months. With the cash delivery, many public sector workers, including nurses, doctors, teachers and police officers, would be paid.
"Returning money to the Libyan people is part of our commitment to help the National Transitional Council rebuild Libya and help create a country where the legitimate needs and aspirations of the Libyan people can be met," the BBC quoted UK Foreign Secretary William Hague as saying.
Refugees displaced by the Libyan war would also benefit from the money which will be used to pay for medicine and food supplies.
The Libyan currency was released after the United Nations sanctions committee in New York gave an approval to lift frozen assets targeted at Col Muammar Gaddafi in February when the uprising in Libya started.
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