Wazni also signed two other contracts with KPMG and Oliver Wyman to conduct regular financial and accounting auditing.
On several occasions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) asked for an audit of the central bank’s accounts to determine the true losses, which was a detail disputed by BDL Governor Riad Salameh and the government.
The forensic audit of BDL, which is expected to be transparent and leave no loopholes (or so the nation hopes), should reveal where the money of the people went and any related financial corruption.
Yet, justified fear is there that the state will intervene to hide these facts from the public to protect its politicians, hence itself.
However, the forensic audit, which was so resisted, should open the door for Lebanon to receiving financial support from the international community if it commits to start the much-needed reforms.
Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.