GEGAEA After 'Strong Republic' Bloc Meeting Calls For Association Dues' Payment
10 Jun 2019
Lebanon - "Lebanese Forces" Party leader, Samir Geagea, on Monday chaired the periodic meeting of the "Strong Republic" bloc in Meerab, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister, Ghassan Hasbani, and Social Affairs Minister, Richard Kouyoumjian.
Speaking at a press conference in the wake of the meeting, Geagea called for associations’ dues’ payment for the year 2018 before approving the 2019 national budget.
Geagea brought to attention that the Minister of Social Affairs, Richard Kouyoumjian, has been asking for the payment of associations' dues for some time, indicating that he has suspended the contracts of 20 institutions affiliated to the social affairs Ministry.
On the recent crisis with friendly countries caused by a certain side, Geagea urged politicians to weigh the pros and cons of their utterances, taking into account the presence of hundreds of thousands of Lebanese working in the Gulf countries for their daily livelihood.
Geagea regretted that despite all problems, some officials do only think about the next appointments.
He stressed that the sole solution to this issue is through the adoption of a clear mechanism for appointments.
Geagea also called for paying compensations to apple farmers.