| 25 June 2024, Tuesday |

LF’s Geagea calls on government to collect taxes and fees “properly”

Samir Geagea, the leader of the “Lebanese Forces” party, stated in a statement: “The current government majority seeks, by all means, to cover the state’s expenses by using the mandatory reserve in the Banque du Liban, even if this endeavor is completely in the wrong direction, because the mandatory reserve is made up of what remains of people’s deposits.”

“At a time when the current ministerial majority must ask the Minister of Finance, who is among its ranks, to collect taxes and fees of all kinds (airport, port, electricity…), as well as eliminate tax evasion, which alone is estimated to cost about one billion dollars annually,” Geagea said in the statement. In addition to capturing smugglers and shutting unlawful crossings.

“Instead of making it easy for this government majority to reach out to the money of depositors, as it did in all past phases, it must perform its simplest obligations by collecting taxes and fees “properly,” and this alone would solve the financial problem,” Geagea concluded.

  • Sawt Beirut International