After signing the contract with “Alvarez and Marcel,” the President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, affirmed that the criminal financial audit in the accounts of the Banque du Liban is a qualitative step in the process of adhering to the rules of transparency, combating corruption, reform, and accountability.
Aoun said: “The criminal financial audit was achieved after 20 months of persistent and daily efforts. It responds to the right of the Lebanese to know the causes of the economic, financial, social and living collapse that afflicted the country and its people.”
He explained that the criminal financial audit will later include public administrations, institutions, councils, funds and bodies, especially those that have been suspicious in their performances for the past thirty years.
Aoun assured the Lebanese that “the last year of my term will be the year of real reforms, after this could not be achieved due to some stakeholders giving priority to their personal interests and they formed a system that closed the doors in the face of any reform that provided protection for corrupt and perpetrators”.
He continued, “Criminal scrutiny is the door to the desired reform, and it must be accompanied by a plan for recovery and revival to make up for what was missed and start the real rescue that the new government has taken as its slogan.”