Member of the Lebanese Kataeb Party, MP Elias Hankash, considered the government’s performance be the “worst” today, and deemed that the sole solution lies in having a “cabinet of specialists” that can operate away from politics.

Speaking in an interview with Radio Lebanon this morning, Hankash said: “The Cedar Conference may be one of the means to save this country, but the state needs to be equipped to achieve the Cedar promises, most importantly the reforms, otherwise we would be pushing the country and the future of future generations to danger zone…for Cedre denotes debts which, in the absence of serious reforms, would be spent in vain without benefiting the Lebanese economy.”

“We are living on promises, and while we were promised in the 2019 budget, we ventured into more taxes without addressing the basis of the problem constituted in the size of the public sector breaking the state’s backbone, the smuggling taking place along the crossings, in addition to tax evasion,”Hankash underlined.

“We can no longer live in a country like this. The government cannot make its own independent decision on war and peace, nor is it able to protect citizens from kidnappings and ransom,” he corroborated.

On the public waste issue, Hankash considered that “the solution is to go to a sustainable plan and sort from the source, in addition to creating sorting and processing centers in various regions.”

As for the displaced Syrians’ issue, he pointed out that “Lebanon is shouldering a huge burden in addition to its economic, social and environmental problems,” quoting a security source as saying that the crime rate has increased in the country with the increase of the displaced.

Source: National News Agency

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Member of the Lebanese Kataeb Party, MP Elias Hankash, considered the government's performance be the 'worst' today, and deemed that the sole solution lies in having a 'cabinet of specialists' that can operate away from politics.Speaking in an interview with Radio Lebanon this morning, Hankash said: 'The Cedar Conference...