Makari says he sees no new government formation, marvels at justice system’s inability to detain anyone in one of world’s most corrupt countries


Interim Information Minister Ziad Makari said “it is not possible to form a new government during this short period, as it is transitory as presidential elections approach and various forces will compete.”
Thus, he considered that “reviving the interim government and restoring its confidence is the best solution”.

The words of the interim minister came this morning in an interview with “Radio Voice of All Lebanon”, where he considered that “it is in everyone’s interest to form a government in which each party will have the greatest authority , because everyone is aware that there are no presidential elections.

“Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati provoked the Free Patriotic Movement by withholding the energy portfolio and the cabinet lineup he presented,” Makari said.

Regarding relations between the Marada and the Free Patriotic Movements, he considered that they “had improved after the meeting which brought together the leaders of the two Movements, namely Sleiman Frangieh and Gebran Bassil”, revealing ongoing contacts between the two parts.

Referring to the presidential elections, he said that “Frangieh, as well as Bassil, and Lebanese Forces Party leader Samir Geagea, and army commander Joseph Aoun, are all proposed names for the presidency.”

Referring to the current political situation, Makari stressed that “there is a crisis of the system”, explaining that “the Taif Accord is perhaps the most appropriate system, but it has not been fully implemented. implemented”.

Regarding the daily living conditions of citizens, he said: “We would not be here if justice had been transparent, non-politicized and had worked seriously to fight against corruption”, adding: “Until today , justice has not detained anyone. in one of the most corrupt countries in the world!”

Makari said that “the strikes will not succeed as long as the country is bankrupt and the public treasury is empty”, blaming the political structure for the current status quo.

He regretted that “everyone in Lebanon is waiting for the regional picture and its impact on the interior to crystallize, in addition to the war in Ukraine which had a negative impact on Lebanon and delayed aid, because the country has become the bottom of the European priorities.”

Referring to the Ministry of Information, Makari stressed his focus “on the modernization of institutions affiliated with the ministry, including Lebanese television, Lebanese radio and the national news agency and the department of studies, especially more that there is no possibility of new employment as many of the employees reach retirement age”, regretting “the inability to breathe new blood into these institutions”.

In this context, he revealed a written plan that he will present to promote Lebanon TV, strengthen its human apparatus and introduce modern technology; however, its implementation depends on adequate funding. He mentioned here the efforts he is making with the Gulf countries to broadcast the World Cup match via Lebanon TV, “which will bring in a lot of money for the channel”.

Makari also referred to the Ministry of Information’s real estate investment in a number of areas to power its affiliated institutions, particularly Liban TV, with a clear investment plan in place.

He praised “the continuous work of the Ministry of Information team, despite the extremely difficult circumstances”, saying, “This team, which I salute for everyone’s hard work, has never stopped working, and I see her making tireless efforts to ensure the proper functioning of the institutions attached to the ministry since the beginning of the crisis. »

Before his radio interview, Minister Makari visited the various sections and studios of the “Voice of All Lebanon” radio station, where he took a closer look at the modern technologies and working methodologies adopted and congratulated his team. for his commendable efforts. of Information Ziad Makari estimated that “it is not possible to form a new government during this short period, because it is transitory with the approach of the presidential elections and various forces will fight for it”.

Thus, he considered that “reviving the interim government and restoring its confidence is the best solution”.

The words of the interim minister came this morning in an interview with “Radio Voice of All Lebanon”, where he considered that “it is in everyone’s interest to form a government in which each party will have the greatest authority , because everyone is aware that there are no presidential elections.

“Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati provoked the Free Patriotic Movement by withholding the energy portfolio and the cabinet lineup he presented,” Makari said.

Regarding relations between the Marada and the Free Patriotic Movements, he considered that they “had improved after the meeting which brought together the leaders of the two Movements, namely Sleiman Frangieh and Gebran Bassil”, revealing ongoing contacts between the two parts.

Referring to the presidential elections, he said that “Frangieh, as well as Bassil, and Lebanese Forces Party leader Samir Geagea, and army commander Joseph Aoun, are all proposed names for the presidency.”

Referring to the current political situation, Makari stressed that “there is a crisis of the system”, explaining that “the Taif Accord is perhaps the most appropriate system, but it has not been fully implemented. implemented”.

Regarding the daily living conditions of citizens, he said: “We would not be here if justice had been transparent, non-politicized and had worked seriously to fight against corruption”, adding: “Until today , justice has not detained anyone. in one of the most corrupt countries in the world!”

Makari said that “the strikes will not succeed as long as the country is bankrupt and the public treasury is empty”, blaming the political structure for the current status quo.

He regretted that “everyone in Lebanon is waiting for the regional picture and its impact on the interior to crystallize, in addition to the war in Ukraine which had a negative impact on Lebanon and delayed aid, because the country has become the bottom of the European priorities.”

Referring to the Ministry of Information, Makari stressed his focus “on the modernization of institutions affiliated with the ministry, including Lebanese television, Lebanese radio and the national news agency and the department of studies, especially more that there is no possibility of new employment as many of the employees reach retirement age”, regretting “the inability to breathe new blood into these institutions”.

In this context, he revealed a written plan that he will present to promote Lebanon TV, strengthen its human apparatus and introduce modern technology; however, its implementation depends on adequate funding. He mentioned here the efforts he is making with the Gulf countries to broadcast the World Cup match via Lebanon TV, “which will bring in a lot of money for the station”.

Makari also referred to the Ministry of Information’s real estate investment in a number of areas to power its affiliated institutions, particularly Liban TV, with a clear investment plan in place.

He praised “the continuous work of the Ministry of Information team, despite the extremely difficult circumstances”, saying, “This team, which I salute for everyone’s hard work, has never stopped working, and I see her making tireless efforts to ensure the proper functioning of the institutions attached to the ministry since the beginning of the crisis. »

Prior to his radio interview, Minister Makari visited the various sections and studios of the “Voice of All Lebanon” radio station, where he took a closer look at the modern technologies and working methodologies adopted and congratulated his team for their commendable efforts.

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