SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 July 2021, Friday |

After power outages, will Ogero ration internet services?

Director General of Ogero Imad Kreidieh said that “the situation is exhausting in Ogero, as the power generators are running long hours to compensate the shortfall in power outages.

He added that the employees’ salaries have lost more than 90 percent of its value likewise other employees in Lebanon, and this reality predicts that more hurdles will occur in the coming future.

Kreidieh stated in an interview that “Ogero is a telecom operator not a power company, which is supposed to depend on the state’s electricity, but the company is still steadfast thanks to the generators.

He added: “We are often forced to stop running some of the generators for a period of time in order to maintain it.”

Kreidieh said: “As long as the credits are available to secure diesel, we will continue to work through our own power generators in Ogero.” He ruled out the idea of ​ “internet rationing”, because the Internet either exists or doesn’t, unless if we consider that internet outages in some areas, for one or two hours rationing.”

Kreidieh said that the employees’ salaries at Ogero are secured so far, but the purchasing power have dropped severely likewise all public sector employees in Lebanon.