“We need to convince our leadership that this is the only way to go,” Saidi said. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Implementing a national government-driven artificial intelligence strategy is crucial to improving the Lebanese economy and is the most effective way to fight corruption and waste, former Economy Minister Nasser Saidi said Wednesday.Asked whether it was naive to expect the government to implement a strategy that would deprive politicians of money and support keeping them in place, Saidi said the country had arrived at a point where there was no alternative.Saidi said, Lebanon needed an e-registry showing what every public official owns.Saidi also stressed that Lebanon cannot fight corruption without an independent judiciary, emphasizing the need to appoint a special prosecutor, with special powers that protect him.Saidi said he felt encouraged by some of the ministers in the new government who he said he believed had integrity.Lebanon not only needs an even more active civil society, Saidi said, but the media also has a crucial role in fighting corruption.
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