| 26 May 2024, Sunday |

Bus drivers in Tripoli stage sit-in to protest fuel black market phenomenon

The bus drivers in Tripoli carried out a sit-in at the southern entrance of Tripoli city causing a traffic jam for hours.

The Head of the Driver’s Syndicate in Northern Lebanon Chadi Al-Sayed participated in the sit-it to protest the prevalence of the fuel black market phenomenon that challenges the people and the state.”

Al-Sayed said: “How come the Ministry of Energy announces a price schedule for diesel fuel tank, while companies sell it to the people in dollars and at the black-market exchange rate?”

He appealed to the state to “find a solution for this phenomenon and to prosecute the perpetrators.” Al-Sayed stressed that drivers are struggling to survive amid this stifling situation, like all the Lebanese.”

Al-Sayed said: “We are confident that the Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Minister of Interior and Municipalities Bassam Mawlawi will stand with the people, and will work to lift the injustice on drivers.”

  • Sawt Beirut International