Amioun’s popular movement organizes a lecture on Lebanon’s economy status

Amioun's civil movement organized Sunday a lecture at the town's municipal hall under the headline, "The Lebanese Economy - Where to?", delivered by Head of the Department of Economics at the Lebanese American University, Dr. Ghassan Dibeh, in the pres...

Amioun's civil movement organized Sunday a lecture at the town's municipal hall under the headline, "The Lebanese Economy - Where to?", delivered by Head of the Department of Economics at the Lebanese American University, Dr. Ghassan Dibeh, in the presence of North Doctors Syndicate Dean, Salim Abi Saleh, Koura Development Council Deputy Aysha Beydoun, Mayor of Amioun Malik Fares, and a large number of attendees.

Dibeh shed light in his lecture on Lebanon's economic situation for the last thirty years, and the consequences that led the country to its current status, criticizing the state's economic policy and the absence of a productive plan for agriculture and industry.

He outlined the financial engineering plans adopted over the years, namely in taking money from the middle and poor classes in favor of the small rich class, which was done through high interests and treasury bonds. "The economic policy adopted by the state led to unemployment and the absence of job opportunities," Dibeh maintained, pointing out that according to 2011 statistics, the unemployment rate in Lebanon was 30%.

He reviewed some of the solutions and alternative plans proposed in Riad El-Solh, linking their implementation to "the authority and its decisions."

The lecture was concluded with an open discussion between Dibeh and the attending audience.

Source: National News Agency