Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 |العربية
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Departments and Institutions

Despite the decay that has afflicted most of the state institutions and transformed them into hollow structures lacking efficiency, a flicker of hope still emerges for a fortunate few, in the forefront of which is the Litani River Authority.

Most of Lebanon’s public administrations and institutions are overflowing with ‘surplus employees’ who have neither a duty to perform nor the skills necessary for the position they have been assigned. After the government’s failure to approve administrative appointments in key public...

Every now and then, seismic experts raise warnings over the strong possibility of a devastating earthquake in Lebanon. Their announcements conjure up unfortunate memories of the 1956 earthquake that shook the country causing massive destruction in several areas, mainly in Beqa’a, Chouf and Saida.

Civil Defense is pivotal for the safety of any country. In Lebanon, the failure by the authorities to regard this body with due attention and supply it with the necessary equipment has marginalized the role of the Lebanese Civil Defense and has rendered it incapable of fulfilling even the smallest...

Many Lebanese view it as Ali Baba’s Cave due to the rampant corruption they encounter when they address it to complete their transactions. Transforming the Directorate into a Directorate General in 2002 proved futile in ameliorating the dreadful situation plaguing this administration and no...

Fifty years ago, numerous supervisory bodies were established in Lebanon, assigned to oversee the performance of employees. Their duties include the punishment of those employees who have committed financial or administrative offences and acquitting those who are proven innocent. Among theses...

Owing to the absence of the state and the waves of emigration and displacement that swept over the country during the Lebanese Civil War, the Lebanese regions fell prey to chaotic and disorderly construction and to illegal occupation of state-owned property. The government accorded special care to...

Many of the Lebanese are under the misconception that the social, educational and medical services offered by NGOs- social and religious- are mostly financed through the aid and donations or through the personal funds of the founders. However, the truth is that the Lebanese government is...