Libya is the Fourth Largest Country in Africa Located in the Northern part of Africa sharing borders with Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Algeria, Tunisia and Niger with a total land mass of about 700,000 sq mi. The Country which has been in crisis since 2011 due to the death of its Leader of 42 years Muammar Gaddafi who was killed due to the arrival of the Arab springs.
It is well known that Libya is blessed with abundant natural resources which was made use of in its full under the government of Gaddafi and Libya made sure it had no outstanding external debt and still had over $160 billion in its reserves which is more than we can say for some of the giants of the world of democracy which still owe a lot of debts such as the USA with over $17 trillion in debts
2. Education and Healthcare
Gaddafi made sure that as long as you are a citizen of Libya you get access to free Education and healthcare at any point in time since it is a common saying that health is wealth and education is the key. Some people might claim the standards of the health and education were not so good but they can’t dispute the fact that it was free and for all citizens.
3. Price of Petrol
Gaddafi’s bible of political philosophy was the Green book and it is expressly stated in it that “The house is a basic need of both the individual and the family, therefore should not be owned by others” therefore under Gaddafi’s rule having a home in Libya as a citizen was considered a human right.
5. New couple Grants
A sum of $50,000 was given to every newly wedded couple in Libyan to enable them get their first apartment and start up their family event though the process might have been considered as tedious it was there for every Libyan citizen and new couple.
The question now should be is Muammar Gaddafi truly the devil he has been painted out to be by other governments or perhaps one of the Best leaders the continent of Africa has ever seen