Aoun Says Parliament Call for Public Sector Audit an 'Achievement for Lebanese'


President Michel Aoun on Friday took credit for a parliament decision calling for a financial audit of all state institutions, describing the move as an achievement.

“Parliament’s compliance with our desire to carry out a forensic financial audit of the state’s institutions and administrations is an achievement for the Lebanese who want to know who wasted their funds and encroached on their incomes,” Aoun said in a tweet.

“It is also a bright nod to the international community that has shown solidarity with us in our battle against corruption and waste,” the president added.

In a letter to parliament, Aoun had urged lawmakers to “cooperate with the executive authority to enable the state to conduct a forensic audit of Banque du Liban’s accounts.”

“This audit, with all its international standards, should apply to all of the state’s administrations to achieve the needed reform and implement the aid programs which Lebanon needs in its current and suffocating situation,” the president added.

He warned that failure to carry out the forensic audit might turn Lebanon into a “rogue or failed state” in the eyes of the international community.

Comments 6
Thumb eagledawn 27 November 2020, 18:59

“بتبقى انت الحلم، والحلم ما بيشيخ"
الله يحميك
بي الكل

A fearless man - A real leader - A true statesman.

Default-user-icon Jay Baraki (Guest) 29 November 2020, 00:00

Hey man what planet do you live on

Default-user-icon J (Guest) 27 November 2020, 19:29

Maybe start with your son in law, you traitor and coward.

Missing arturo 27 November 2020, 20:05

Aoun needs to select an auditing firm with close connections to Hezbollah. Hezbollah will then not prevent the firm from receiving the information it requests, allowing the firm to complete the audit.

Missing opinion101 27 November 2020, 21:57

Please hurry up and die

Thumb thepatriot 28 November 2020, 10:44

One more achievement to the very long list of Michel Aoun's achievements!
All hail to Michel Aoun! The strong President!