Telecom minister blames Ogero for Lebanon’s internet problems


Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui will address the obstacles that prevented Lebanon from attaining higher speed internet during Wednesday’s cabinet session, Al-Jumhuriya newspaper reported on Monday.

The Telecommunications Ministry said in September that the decree to lower Internet prices and increase download speeds will become effective as of October 2011.

Sehnaoui will blame Ogero for Lebanon’s inability to get higher speed internet , an unnamed source told the daily.

According to Al-Jumhuriya, Sehnaoui will meet with Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Monday to address the issue.

He will request the PM to intervene and resolve the issue with Ogero Director General Abdel Monem Youssef.

According to observers, Sehnaoui and his predecessor former Telecommunications Minister Charbel Nahhas have completely politicized the ministry’s work and have not allowed Ogero to function properly. Both ministers are members of the Free Patriotic Movement which is headed by MP Michel aoun