Interior and Municipalities Minister, Mohammad Fahmi, on Wednesday launched an electronic platform for donor countries “APC unit”, in presence of the diplomatic corps in Lebanon.
The following is Minister Fahmi’s full speech:
First of all, I would like to seize the opportunity of launching the APC unit, to welcome you all.
Allow me Excellency, to express my deepest appreciation, to the ambassador of the United Kingdom to Lebanon Mr. Rumpling, who trusted me,
Believed in my intentions, supported my vision, and initiated the first step to improve the ministry’s functions for the benefit of Lebanon.
Also I won’t forget to thank you all for your support to the ISF and the development of the municipalities, and your continuous support to the Lebanese Armed Forces.
Since I took on the responsibilities of this ministry, my main goal was to ensure a solid level of transparency and cooperation with other ministries.
The following presentation will demonstrate the importance of the APC unit; it will reveal the functions provided by this unit, the transparency provided by its platform, how donors can monitor their funds, and the implementation stages of the projects.
“Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime;
It’s better than Give him a fish, and you feed him for a day;” This is a quote, I strongly believe in.
I supported the launch of the “IMPACT” platform, through which we linked all municipalities with the ministry and other ministries, to execute the project, the program of monitoring the isolated persons infected by COVID19, and the families in need.
Lebanon, is suffering from a severe economic situation caused by the accumulation of non-strategic behaviors,
The burden of displaced of 1.5 million Syrian,
The recession caused by COVID 19, and lately the economic pressures that is threatening the Lebanese communities’ existence.
Let us forget a while the politics, and save a nation that loves life and peace.
I am seeking your valuable support to face this distress, by releasing your suspended funds.
“When there is a will, there is a way,” my team and I, have the will, and your support is our way.
Source: National News Agency