Salam Issues Stiff Warning on Waste Crisis

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Prime Minister Tammam Salam warned cabinet ministers on Thursday that he would not call for a cabinet session next week if the country’s seven-month-long waste problem is not resolved soon.

Salam denied that he would suspend cabinet sessions, telling ministers the situation is “much worse than that,” Information Minister Ramzi Jreij said in his press briefing.

The PM spoke at the start of the session that he chaired at the Grand Serail.

A ministerial committee has been holding meetings since the cabinet decided last month to end an export plan and instead focus on decentralization.

The export scheme to Russia was dropped after a scandal that the company tasked with dealing with the issue had forged the documents.

The committee is now mulling where to dump the waste of Beirut and heavily-populated Mount Lebanon.

The garbage crisis erupted when the country's largest landfill, which used to receive the waste of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, was closed in July last year.



Comments 4
Thumb ex-fpm 03 March 2016, 13:48

Salam resign and save us the theatricals. This country is better off without a government. This government is just giving Hezbollah a legal cover for all its terror activities inside and outside Lebanon.

Missing peace 03 March 2016, 13:51

very true... hezbis talk about "national unity" when they are the first ones to have spit on it by not abiding by the declaration of Baabda"...and the gvt says amen to them out of fear of losing their privileges....

Thumb marcus 03 March 2016, 14:07

exactly exfpm, exactly. Just like now... mashnouk says we cannot condemn them because we share the same government with them. Shabatini says we cannot classify them terrorists because they are our brothers;)

Yet, Hezbollah does what it feels like doing including waging wars in foreign countries and does not think about the repercussions on its "brothers' in Lebanon.

Thumb liberty 04 March 2016, 01:32

and elections by the people;)