Hawat: Electricity Disaster Result of Your Failures

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MP Ziad Hawat criticized on Thursday the State’s failure to resolve Lebanon’s chronic electricity crisis.

"The electricity disaster is the fruit of your epic failure to secure this service for years," Hawat said via Twitter.

"This is the main problem here. Do not throw it only on private generators owners," he wrote.

"Provide electricity as you promised, and then the need for generators will be no more. The argument of 'generator traders' will not wipe off the argument of 'politics traders',” he lashed out.

Electricity providers had switched off their generators for two hours on Tuesday, plunging most Lebanese regions into darkness, to protest perceived maltreatment at the hands of authorities and security forces.

Caretaker Justice Minister Salim Jreissati issued a stern warning afterwards telling them that authorities would “confiscate” their generators should they stage another cut-off protest.

Authorities have been trying to implement a decree obliging providers to install meters for their subscribers amid an uproar over new tariffs and alleged technical difficulties.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 8
Thumb s.o.s 08 November 2018, 12:31

He shouldn't blame the State but rather the governments for the last 50 years. Everybody is clearvoyant enough to see that this 'president' and the mafia govs are the problem.

We were born in the dark and I'm afraid we'll probably die in the dark.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 08 November 2018, 13:39

and were conceived in the dark:)

Thumb s.o.s 08 November 2018, 17:11

Most probably!

But as to why parents do this in the dark raises many more questions.

Missing cimitero 08 November 2018, 19:36

you forget that in the mid to late 1990s greater beirut had 24/7 electricity. then israel bombed two power stations after a hezbala katyusha barrage on isreal

Missing phillipo 08 November 2018, 19:45

So once again you admit that Hizaballah is responsible for another of the difficulties facing Lebanon today.

Thumb s.o.s 08 November 2018, 22:54

Phillipo, nobody ever argued about that. Hizbala is a cancer and it's clear to most except the sheep. Let's not forget that IDF trained them in Iran in the very early 80s during Khomeyni just like it created Hamas to weaken Arafat's PLO. Divide et impera...

Thumb whyaskwhy 08 November 2018, 23:02

Not sure who this MP is but I do support his call here. Irrelevant of what the power shortages were like previously this government has done nothing to abate them and cannot blame Israel or the Argentinian peace movement! They (Orange & Kizb) have control in government and are the ones who have the maximum empowerment range to make change. They cannot continue to blame their predecessors or the Yids it does not fly anymore. You are in power to make change if you cannot do that then let someone else take care of this basic necessity. The real root cause is that the Lebanese in general are sheep and keep accepting this. This MP deserves some respect for questioning the status quo.

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 09 November 2018, 05:31

He's in the LF block. Between 2010 and 2017 he was the mayor of the Jbeil did a fantastic job there.