FINANCE HOUSE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS CEASE OF HIRING AFTER 'SHOCKING' FIGURES: KANAAN

MP Ibrahim Kanaan on Thursday highlighted the necessity to cease employment at the public sector until all administrations are restructured and job descriptions are determined.





The lawmaker told a press conference at the Parliament that the Finance and Budget House committee which he chairs, had made this recommendation in light of "shocking" figures about illegal hiring.





According to Kanaan, 5473 individuals had been hired by the state after August 21, 2017; only 460 out of them were legally employed.





He continued that before August 2017, more than 32 thousand people had been hired in what he described as "an unspeakable crime."





"We are waiting to receive the 2019 state budget draft and the state finances from 1993 till 2017, so that we carry on our long path at the level of parliamentary control," the lawmaker said.





"The Finance committee recommends the prevention of all cases of hiring until the finalization of a comprehensive inspection and restructuring of state administrations, as well as until job descriptions are determined," he underlined.