| 16 April 2024, Tuesday |

Fuel is the key to self-security and the municipalities are out of service

These scenes that took place in the town of Maghdouche after a dispute over the priority of filling petrol between the people of the town and the people of Anqoun did not happen even at the civil war. It is part of several problems that occurred during which shootings took place on various Lebanese territories.

The Lebanese state in Lala Land and the municipalities as well. In the absence of the state, the local authorities must take the initiative and try to launch solutions and organize chaos so that we do not reach self-security.

The Beirut municipality, the richest municipality in Lebanon, has absolutely nothing to do with what happens to the gas stations, so it did not try to think of a solution that would contribute to relieving the people’s pressure and alleviating the humiliation at the gas stations. On the contrary, it did not even hold a single meeting during the crisis.

The only meeting that took place, according to the information of the Sawt Beirut International, was for the capital’s representatives, the leaders of the security services, and the governor of Beirut, Judge Marwan Abboud, to try to secure diesel for the capital’s generators. Surprisingly, they were not aware of the price hike and even the loss of the material from the market.

Some young men of the capital, Beirut, turned to local authorities and tried to distribute gasoline to the residents, according to a video obtained by Sawt Beirut International.

Is this the Beirut that was promised to the people of the capital in the last municipal elections? The failure is not only in Beirut but also in Sidon, where the municipality is trying to organize queues of humiliation, especially after MP Osama Saad indicated the possibility of adopting self-security if things remain as they are, especially since armed problems have increased in recent times.

Gasoline is the spark of self-security in the near future, if the state and municipalities do not reach a quick solution, first by lifting subsidies and secondly by using the World Bank loan allocated for transportation in its rightful place.

  • Sawt Beirut International