Tueni Says Wage Scale Can be Funded By Ending Corruption

State Minster for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni, stressed on Tuesday that funding the wage scale can easily be done by preventing corruption and ending squandering of public funds.

“Ending the squander (of public funds), corruption and administrative malpractices can easily provide the needed funds for the wage scale,” said Tueni in an interview to VDL (93.3).

The Minister said that discussions to find the proper funding for the scale have suggested “addressing the maritime property violations, and collections of due and unpaid taxes.”

Tueni stressed that President Michel Aoun has given special attention to the corruption file, he said: “All the files of corruption are being examined in accordance with the instructions of the President. But we need time for the results to show. We can't eradicate age-long corruption within a matter of days.”

Source: Naharnet

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