Jumblat Criticizes Govt. Inaction over New Wage Scale, Urges it to Seek Reformإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat hoped on Monday that the government would take “bold and decisive” measures to halt corruption and the squandering of public funds.
He asked: “Why is the cabinet shying away from its responsibilities in tackling the new wage scale?”
He made his remarks in his weekly editorial in the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa website.
He also criticized the delay in tackling the electricity problems in Lebanon.
“Where are the power-generating vessels we have been promised?” he asked.
“The government has instead been leaning towards taking reckless decisions, which should they be approved, would have catastrophic repercussions on the environment and real estate sector in Lebanon,” he noted.
“Isn't the government better off taking more radical measures in fields such as the ownership of marine property or smuggling operations at the Beirut airport and port?” asked Jumblat.
“These operations are worth millions of dollars and being cover up by influential powers that are denying the treasury of great income,” said the MP.
“Why doesn't the cabinet radically reconsider the taxation policy in order to achieve social justice?” he suggested.
“The state must assume its responsibilities in full and implement reform,” declared the PSP leader.