The Board of the independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA) has decided to appoint Salah Sersi as interim president of the authority, pending the submission to the new parliament of a draft law on the organisation of the regulator and the sector.
In a statement, HAICA said Salah Sersi is the most senior member of its board and that prior to joining HAICA he was a judge (grade 3) at the Court of Cassation.
HAICA took this decision in the absence of a response from the President of the Republic to its request to appoint a new president to ensure the continuity of the public service and protect the general interest and the interests of others, the same source said.
The HAICA warns against attempts by the government and certain officials to exercise administrative control over the work of its board by creating this vacuum in the position of head of the authority.
Nouri Lajmi, President of HAICA, last February 6, received a letter signed and stamped by the Secretary General of the Government informing him of his retirement as of January 1, 2023.
This measure follows the expiry of the derogation allowing Nouri Lajmi to work in the public sector after reaching the legal retirement age, from October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.
Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)