Najib Mikati, the caretaker prime minister, visited the offices of the “National Anti-Corruption Commission,” which is run by Judge Claude Karam, on Wednesday and provided a declaration of his moveable and immovable assets in compliance with the Illicit Enrichment Law.
Separately, Mikati attended a number of meetings at the Grand Serail, where he greeted Ziad Makary, the caretaker minister of information, who came to see him with a team.
Following the meeting, Minister Makary said, “The country’s situation is not well, neither is the treasury’s; strikes are everywhere. This is the first time that the Ministry of Information has been hit by a strike since its establishment — despite all that it has gone through throughout its history.”
“We’ve asked of the MoI employees to give us a week’s grace period to reach a solution. Consequently, we’ve met with Premier Mikati and briefed him over the matter,” Makary said, adding that Mikati is endeavoring to secure an advance, as soon as possible, to cover transportation expenses, so that MoI employees can continue their services until a solution is found for all.
Mikati then met with Caretaker Minister of National Defense, Brigadier General Maurice Sleem, with whom he discussed the country’s security situation.
Mikati finally welcomed ISF Director General, Major General Imad Osman, and head of the Tenders Department, Jean Elijah.