Jumblat Lashes Out at 'Elite Group' over Food Safety Fileإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat lashed out at corrupt officials on Tuesday, accusing them of trying to protect their interests at the wheat silos in Beirut's Port and other institutions, which harmed the health of citizens for decades.
“How can we hold them accountable for negligence, harm and uncountable diseases that they caused for citizens over the past few decades?” Jumblat wondered on Twitter.
“When wolves gather, we come to understand their greed in trying to protect their interests,” Jumblat said, adding that his tweets are not directed at Economy Minister Alain Hakim but to the “elite group” surrounding him.
He stressed that “the worn goods, which are infested with mice and maybe whales, in the silos, warehouses and refrigerators were exposed.”
PSP Health Minister Wael Abou Faour engaged in a verbal spat with minister Hakim over the food safety campaign.
Hakim, who is loyal to the Kataeb party accused Abou Faour of “running a circus” after the latter criticized the poor conditions at the wheat silos in Beirut's port and the distribution of expired sugar in the northern city of Tripoli.
Jumblat later revealed in his tweets that a restaurant, without mentioning the name, is using its powers and hasn't been mentioned in media outlets.
“The restaurant’s name begins with B... It's okay, it's a place for the elite politicians and social powers... maybe they get poisoned... forgive me for the slip of the tongue,” the Druze chief added.
“Judiciary remains the most adequate solution to hold those who are responsible accountable.”