Interim government Prime Minister, Abdullah Al-Thinni, issued a decree appointing a president and members of a steering committee to manage the municipal council of Bani Walid, according to a statement published by the interim government's Facebook page.
The statement pointed out that Al-Thinni approved a proposal for the administration of Bani Walid municipality in the headed by Engineer Bashir Ajaj Zidan, and includes members of Abu Bakr Hamed Ali Mohammad Anwar, Omar Salim Ramadan Al-Duaiki, Masoud Faraj Getit Ibrahim, Khairi Salem Al-Mahdi Al-Amara, Abdul Moneim Ibrahim Mohammed Akramida, and Suad Mohammed Abdul Qadir al-Fassi.
The statement added that the decision obliges members of the committee to exercise their competencies in accordance with laws and regulations governing the work of municipalities.
At the beginning of events in the western region, some officials in Bani Walid refused to join any of the conflicting parties in the vicinity of the capital Tripoli, according to a statement issued by the joint security room.
"We, as a council, a social council, a joint security room and all the components in the city of Bani Walid, reject this war," said Brigadier General Mohammed al-Dabaa, commander of the Joint Security Council.
Despite the statement, on April 30, the mayor of Bani Walid met with the head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj to discuss the steps taken to confront the repercussions of the current crisis and to meet the needs of the citizens.