| 21 February 2024, Wednesday |

Lebanese are concerned about food security, while government is obsessed with “ginger” budget

When touring markets, people’s conversations are restricted to the difficulties of living and the exorbitantly high costs that have fatigued them.
It’s all about ginger when it comes to approaching the government market.
The twelfth item on the Cabinet session’s agenda is a modification to the customs duties rate for imported ginger, which exempts it from value-added tax. Why ginger and not other herbs, one would ask?

Agriculture Minister Abbas Hajj Hassan considered that the main reason lies in the lack of ginger cultivation in Lebanon, stressing that next week will witness many developments in the food sector.
The sharp taste of ginger remains better than what successive governments have cooked for us.

  • Sawt Beirut International