Hawat: Electricity Disaster Result of Your Failures
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.