Bashagha has consistently stressed the need to intensify efforts to fight corruption across the country and in all its institutions, and to establish transparency in terms of financial management and infrastructure. He called on regulatory and judicial institutions as well as civil society to unite to eradicate corruption in all its forms and hold perpetrators accountable in all sectors. He believes that corruption is one of the greatest challenges facing Libya, and that it is 'a lethal weapon that kills nations and causes the collapse of states'.
Bashagha signed several agreements to counter corruption, money laundering and terrorism funding- the most significant ones being the cooperation agreement with the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Mr. Sadiq al-Kabir, following what was agreed upon during the meeting of the National Committee for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, which represents a commitment by the Libyan state to comply with the standards agreed upon to reduce corruption and denounce financial crimes.
The Ministry of Interior also signed an agreement with the Anti-Corruption Authority to eliminate all forms of corruption and exchange efforts, successful experiences, information, and documents on the prevention of corruption, investigation and detection of corruption cases and protection of witnesses, experts, and confidential sources.
In addition, Bashagha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American company K2 Intelligence to establish secure and reliable systems to exchange information and track financial crimes and their networks inside and outside Libya.
For Bashagha, it is necessary to intensify efforts to combat terrorism and organized crime, address the deteriorating security conditions and secure ports and borders; and that is by strengthening cooperation between the various security and military institutions and judicial authorities, in addition to developing training programs to upskill security personnel and improve the capacity of security services, as well as ensuring the formation of qualified personnel. This will directly contribute to protecting Libyan citizens, restoring stability in the country, and building a state based on justice, law, and equality.
Bashagha strongly believes in the need to adopt appropriate policies that would ensure an investment climate suitable for absorbing and attracting foreign direct investments given their effective role in developing and boosting the Libyan economy as well as helping the state to rebuild itself after more than a decade of civil war.
These investments will accelerate the transition to advanced technologies and advanced administrative systems and will pave the way for national professionals to develop their capabilities and enhance their skills, spreading a culture of good work among them and creating new employment opportunities that will help improve the Libyan citizen’s living standards.
Bashagha does not object to Libya adopting a federal system, as long as such a system can provide all Libyans with a fair and equal opportunity to exercise their rights and can preserve the unity and sovereignty of the country. His position on the federal system is also based on a careful study of many experiences in developed countries where federalism has been a key to economic success and prosperity, such as Germany and the United States. Bashagha believes that this approach would contribute to decentralization in Libya, which would positively impact local development processes within the country.
Bashagha believes that Libya’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has not been up to the required level, due to poor and deteriorating health infrastructure across the country, in addition to the misuse of funds allocated to deal with this crisis due to the prevalence of corruption within state institutions. Bashagha believes that the next step requires restructuring the ministry and ensuring that financial allocations are spent properly and transparently. This is in parallel with working on developing a strategy to deal with the impacts of this pandemic on the Libyan economy.