Activist protest outside the Central Inspection Department in Beirut's Verdun area, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (The Daily Star/We Want Accountability Facebook page, HO)
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Activists Saturday rallied outside the Central Inspection Department to protest an Interior Ministry move that could have led to higher auto inspection fees, had it not been quashed by the Auditing Department.It had reportedly asked for $44.012 million dollars over a period of ten years, which would have increased auto inspection fees for Lebanese car owners by 50 percent.The Auditing Department ultimately rejected the deal and it will not go through.The CID hasn't met for almost a year due to sharp differences between the council's members, something that the activist group has repeatedly protested.Lebanon has three regulatory authorities – the Central Inspection Department, the Auditing Department and the Civil Service Council – which are tasked with protecting the public money and managing it correctly.
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