Aridi , Safadi clash over payments for ministry


Public Works and Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi said on Sunday that he decided to boycott the cabinet sessions “to object to the performance of the Finance Ministry regarding the transfer of funds to his ministry.”

Aridi told LBC television that the loan approved and signed by the cabinet “has has not yet reached his ministry.”

The Public Works and Transportation Ministry is suffering from a “real problem,” he also said, adding that there is no money to pay for the salaries of employees.

Safadi rejected on Sunday Aridi’s criticisms.

Safadi told LBC television that he signed the papers for the loan allocated for Aridi’s ministry,and “they are expected to arrive at the ministry this week.”

Safadi did not explain the reasons behind the delay in signing off on the loan.