SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 1 December 2021, Wednesday |

Ogero director calls for swift solution to fuel availability problem

Reports about an all-inclusive collapse inching closer are no longer just warnings being launched to exaggerate and intimidate; the country’s service sectors have actually started crumbling one after the other like dominoes, the latest of which is the internet.

“We can no longer stand more power outages,” Ogero Director Imad Kreidieh told Sawt Beirut International (SBI) reporter Ghida Jbeili, saying “we thank the Ministry of Energy for providing us with fuel but consumption is now three times higher than before as rationing hours have increased.”

“Hence, we now have a diesel oil cost that is not stipulated in the budget but we (try to) overcome this matter to continue providing the (internet) service,” Kreidieh said.

“However, long operational hours of (power) generators lead to malfunctions, which means the service will stop for some subscribers,” he said, adding that “(Ogero) company is not equipped to be an alternative energy source to the national electricity grid.”

Kreidieh demanded that the problem of fuel availability be addressed as quickly as possible.