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Jaber Calls for ‘Structural Reform,’ End for Waste of Public Funds

May 09

Jaber Calls for ‘Structural Reform,’ End for Waste of Public Funds

MP Yassine Jaber on Wednesday said the government must introduce “genuine structural reforms in various sectors” as part of planned austerity measures instead of cutting salaries of employees of the public sector.

The government’s “austerity policy is necessary, but it is not enough. Squandering must be stopped and real structural reform in various sectors is required before they embark on deductions from the (public sector) salaries,” he told VDL (93.3).

He noted that the street protests rejecting possible measures affecting wages of state employees have compelled the government to make a “careful independent budget study for each ministry particularly the defense and the military institution.”

Jaber urged related authorities to take the necessary measures “to restore the national economy.”

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