MP Hussein Hajj Hassan hoped, on Sunday, that “Lebanon would emerge from its crises, through the government’s economic plan, which is under national debate, and of course there are some observations over this plan, and there are positives, but it is our hope that we will enter the path out of the current financial, monetary, economic and social crisis that impacts our status.”

Hajj Hassan’s words came during a meeting in Baalbek today, along with MP Ali al-Mokdad, with the workers’ delegation from the Bekaa Water Corporation, who came to discuss the Corporation’s general affairs, particularly its current financial crisis.

Hajj Hassan indicated that he had a call on Saturday evening with Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni, to follow-up on the issue of the transfer of funds to the Bekaa Water Corporation, and so did MP Ali Mokdad and Agriculture Minister Abbas Mortada, whereby the Finance Minister promised to process three money transfers to the Corporation.

In turn, MP Mokdad considered that following Minister Wazni’s promise to secure the needed funds in the very near future for the Bekaa Water Corporation, there is no longer any justification for the 30% deferred payment on the salaries of workers and employees in the Corporation. “We must stand besides the workers and grant them their rights, especially in light of the economic and daily living crisis and the extreme rise in consumer prices.”

Mokdad affirmed that the workers are the pillars of Lebanon’s economy, hoping that the coming years will bring about better conditions to the benefit of laborers and citizens.

Source: National News Agency

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