Gharyan Municipality denies allocating millions to celebrate 17 February revolution anniversary

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Gharyan Municipality denies allocating millions to celebrate 17 February revolution anniversary

February 12, 2018 - 13:38
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Spokesman of the Municipal Council of Gharyan, Hamid Al-Nuweisri, has denied news reports circulated in some media outlets of allocating large sums of money to celebrate the 17th of February revolution.

In a press statement, Al-Nuweisri said that the amount allocated by the municipality does not exceed 3 thousand dinars in cheques because of the lack of cash.

He added that the celebrations will be funded by civil society activists and institutions in the city to arrange a simple symbolic ceremony.

Social networking pages and television channels reported that the Municipal Council of Gharyan allocated 28 million dinars for the celebrations this year.