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MP Hankash warns Jreissati, says surprised by the "irresponsibility" of the Minister

MP Elias Hankash warned in a statement issued on Tuesday "Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati Lebanon, news ,lbci ,أخبار Environment, Waste crisis,Lebanon,MP Elias Hankash warned in a statement issued on Tuesday "Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati
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MP Hankash warns Jreissati, says surprised by the "irresponsibility" of the Minister
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MP Elias Hankash warned in a statement issued on Tuesday "Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati of the grave consequences of the environmental crime reflected in the landfill of Bourj Hammoud - Jdeideh - Bouchrieh - al-Sad, namely in attempting to expand the landfill or establish a new section."

 

While stressing that the residents of the Metn have suffered enough of this issue, he noted that “as they confronted the crisis in 2015, they will face it again today because people's health is more important than anything else.”

 

In the same context, MP Hankash said that they have followed with great interest during the past days, but with growing concern, the statements of the Environment Minister. “We were not surprised by the procrastination, which is still the prevailing logic in order to reach the zero hour and force citizens once again to choose between the bad and worse option," the statement continues.

 

“What was really surprising was the "irresponsibility" of the Environment Minister, who indicated that he had asked deputies of the Metn to help his Ministry in identifying potential sites for a proper landfill without getting any response from them to-date.”

 

Hankash stressed that "while finding solutions is not among the deputies’ responsibility, they have nonetheless presented ideas and solutions to the ministerial committee tasked with the issue in 2015, while strongly objecting the establishment of Bourj Hammoud landfill through protests and sit-ins.”

 

“All of our movements were coupled with repeated warnings launched by MP Samy Gemayel, and we have held many meetings with the minister to propose several approaches and solutions as we stressed our openness and cooperation,” he went on, stating that they asked the cabinet and the minister a question in this regard but received no response.

 

"Therefore, we find it necessary to remind each official that being appointed minister is not a luxury but a duty, whereby the executive authority minister is obliged to find solutions and not to describe the problem," Hankash corroborated .

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