Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, on Monday welcomed Caretaker Minister of Information, Dr. Manal Abdel Samad Najd, with whom he discussed the new media law, as well as other MoI affairs.
“We’ve discussed the media law, on which we have made our observations, and then proposed as a law. This law proposal has been presented to the Administration and Justice Committee, so I’ve asked the House Speaker whether it was any possible to give it priority and get it approved it as soon as possible for it shall reflect positively on the media in general — whether public or private,” Abdel Samad said.
She added, “We’ve also dwelt on the issue of the MoI’s contractual workers, who ought to be covered by the old age pension system; this law proposal is very important, not only for the employees of the Ministry of Information and its contractual workers, but for all the contractual workers in the Lebanese state,” the Minister added.
“There are currently two law proposals being studied by parliamentary committees. I wished of the House Speaker to quickly have them approved, especially in view of the sums paid by contractors upon the end of their service,” Abdel Samad added.