The Ogero building in Beirut, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Parliament's Finance and Budget Committee Tuesday accused state-run telecommunications company Ogero of submitting "useless" and contradictory documents to the committee in an investigation into illegal hiring."The salaries in the documents submitted by Ogero total LL221 billion, whereas the documents that MP Jihad al-Samad obtained show LL323 billion in salaries," Kanaan said at a news conference following Tuesday's committee session.He was referring to a letter obtained by Samad, who sits on the committee, sent from Ogero to then-telecoms minister Jamal Jarrah in January 2018 . Last month, the committee verified that Ogero had illegally hired 453 people after the public sector hiring freeze introduced in August 2017 under Article 21 of Law 46 .
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