Following Riad Tawk’s TV report on the missing PCR revenues from the tests performed at the Rafik Hariri airport, Public Prosecutor at the Court of Audit Judge Fawzi Khamis has issued a decision to return all the PCR test funds (in fresh dollars) to the Health Ministry and the Lebanese University. Prior to that, the airlines had transferred the PCR revenue via bank accounts (lollars).
The amount to be returned exceeds $40 million dollars, even though the below graphic suggests it should be twice as much. Nevertheless, the real question is how will the Lebanese University spend this money now? And who will make sure it will put to good use?