Tueni: Passing the Wage Scale Depends on Revenues

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State Minister for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni said on Friday that the approval of the longtime thorny wage scale for the public sector would be an achievement for the new term of President Michel Aoun, but stressed that its ratification is linked to finding the needed revenues to cover its expenses.

“Endorsing the wage scale is an achievement for (President's) mandate and for Lebanon, but the matter is linked to finding the revenues to cover it. It is being discussed in cabinet,” Tueni told VDL (93.3).

Referring to the government sessions dedicated to discussing the state's annual budget, amid reports that additional taxes could be imposed to cover it he said: “the cabinet's endeavors are not to tamper with limited income and middle class individuals to cover the required public budget revenues.

“Increments will majorly affect large companies and depositors,” he added.

Comments 4
Thumb justin 17 February 2017, 10:55

Instead of fighting corruption such as in customs at the port and the airport and other government contracts, they will increase taxes including banking deposits. In the end the ordinary citizen will suffer.

Thumb marcus 17 February 2017, 13:14

always high on coke always irrelevant

Thumb eagledawn 17 February 2017, 13:16

why so judgmental, @flametroller (: ?

Missing peace 17 February 2017, 18:02

but strangely they found the revenues to increase MP salaries by 100% and that their revenues is passed on to their sons and now grandsons! but for employes they have to find revenues.... pityful corrupted polititians....