As a follow up on the previous post, al-Akhbar today reports that, according to Jubran Basil, the income provided by the Ministry of Telecommunications constitutes 42% of the entire income of the national treasury. Basil, Free Patriotic Movement minister of telecommunications, reiterates promises that there will be a reduction in mobile connection fees after due study and investment. In the mean time, the government better start thinking of alternative means of balancing its income. Cutting down on ministerial posts could be a start!