Lebanon hits Ogero director and board members with prosecution

Lebanon hits Ogero director and board members with prosecution

The director general and two board members of Lebanese state-owned operator Ogero face public prosecution by the country’s Attorney General.

According to a report in L’Orient-Le Jour, Ogero’s Imad Kreidieh and board members Ghassan Daher and Hadi Abu Farhat were referred to Lebanon’s Court of Auditors on 8th June over claims of illegal conduct on the part of the operator.

Local news source Naharnet stated that the referral was made over “violations committed by Ogero as part of a consensual agreement with the Telecom Ministry to carry out maintenance works and operate the facilities and landline networks belonging to the Ministry for the year 2019.”

Ogero is 100% state-owned, and is supervised by Lebanon’s Ministry of Telecommunications. The country’s parliamentary telecommunications committee last week instructed telecoms minister Talal Hawat to ensure the continuation of a contract signed between Ogero and the state in 2019.

Sign-up to our weekly newsletter

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news, articles, event and product updates posted on Developing Telecoms.
Subscribe to our FREE weekly email newsletters for the latest telecom info in developing and emerging markets globally.
Sending occasional e-mail from 3rd parties about industry white papers, online and live events relevant to subscribers helps us fund this website and free weekly newsletter. We never sell your personal data. Click here to view our privacy policy.