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February 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Lebanon

Some of the achievements of the Siniora government (from UNESCO via the excellent Blogging the Middle East).

EDUCATION
– Only one in ten Lebanese primary teachers have received training (equal to Sudan – in Iraq and Palestine, all teachers are trained).

– 12.7% of government expenditure is spent on education (compared to 20% in Djibouti, Morocco, Oman, and UAE).

ELECTRICITY
– There were fewer power cuts during Israel’s war on Lebanon (when Israel was targeting power stations) than there are now.

– The government gave the Ministry of Energy and Water 0.5% of all the money it spends in 2005 (before Siniora came to power it was 1.1%).

– The government gives the National Lottery 0.7% of all the money it spends.

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  • 1 Anonymous // Feb 9, 2007 at 4.23 pm

    > The government gives the National Lottery 0.7% of all the money it spends

    That’s crazy … I can guaranty that the lottery is a cash cow that bring money to the government.
    I don’t about the rest of your facts but this one does not make any sense and is definetely wrong

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