| 26 May 2024, Sunday |

Lebanese plagued by power cuts, and talking about a “famine” is overstated

The government is revolving in a vicious cycle with regard to the electricity file, and the result is plunging into darkness, and disrupting basic aspects of daily life.

Minister of Energy and Water Walid Fayad has requested an emergency funding for the future plan approved by the government, until things become clear with regard to the World Bank loan to import electricity from Jordan and gas from Egypt.

To shed light on this topic, former Director General of Investment and Maintenance at the Ministry of Energy, Dr. Ghassan Baydoun joined us.

In coincidence with the rise in the price of a gasoline cannister  by 25,000 LBP to 480,000 pounds, the Syndicate of Gas Station Owners warned against closing stations due to their inability to buy gasoline in dollars and sell it in Lebanese pounds.

On the other hand, the head of the Syndicate of Food Importers Hani Bohsali told Sawt Beirut International that talking about a famine in Lebanon is overstated, especially before Ramadan and Easter, because people have stored a lot of food in their homes and outages in some goods does not mean a disaster.

Bohsali appealed to people not to store flour, as it is not subsidized, therefore, citizens will not face any difficulty in having it.

  • Sawt Beirut International