Reordering economic priorities and concentrating on the agricultural, industrial and export sectors in order to bring balance to the growth of the Lebanese economy
Decreasing cost of production by ending all fraud and monopolies in the public sector
Working for balanced growth of all sectors and in all areas through continued cooperation between the private sector and the public sector
Promoting investment in high-tech industries
Calling for complete cooperation between the private and public sectors to reorient students in high-schools and universities towards new specializations needed in the Lebanese labor market
Putting an end to nepotism, bribery and corruption
Undertaking a new comprehensive dialogue among Lebanese that includes all groups and sectors of the country like labor unions, business associations, public officials, academicians, etc…. Such a dialogue is needed to reach a comprehensive national plan for growth and development. Such a plan could become an economic constitution and would be implemented in stages
Imposing levels on unproductive spending like high fringe benefits to public officials, too many bodyguards, subsidized gasoline consumption of public officials and military personnel. It is also necessary to impose levels on the spending of Services ministries
Distributing the exceeding number of civil servants among ministries and public administrations according to vacancies, such as the Consumer’s Protection s Service, the police, or the service for collecting electricity bills. It is also good to effectuate revenue collection of taxes and charges, like electricity charges. Public officials should put an end to their intervention in public sector institutions to allow effective revenue collection in such institutions It is good to start implementing all laws that govern revenue collection and to impose fines on all illegal activities such as the ones relative to construction.
Implementing all laws governing illegal use and adjustments to seashores, riversides and municipalities.
Imposing fines on many illegal practices of big companies of public interest such as downtown, Beirut northern entry and Beirut southern entry companies
Calling for a new and modern tax system
Getting out of the vicious cycle of high interest rates and rising public debt. For this purpose Lebanon should concentrate on agriculture, industry and exports
On the long run privatizing public institutions such as electricity, water and telephone on the condition that it is transparent and the people informed
Gradually increasing welfare payments given to low and middle-income groups maybe after we observe gradual improvements in public sector finances and public debt reduction. And establishing cooperation between public and private sectors in such payments.
Elaborating comprehensive long-term labor policies We must effectuate the labor market by reducing the search period We must activate the public employment agency, which now covers the greater Beirut area only. Giving information program to the Lebanese youth about potential job opportunities
Concluding bilateral treaties that are good for both Lebanon and Syria regarding the hiring of workers who could help us build agro-industrial complexes in export processing zones
Implementing tax laws on foreign workers in Lebanon.