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Akkar residents protest as area endures eleventh day with no state electricity

Akkar residents protest as area endures eleventh day with no state electricity

A sit-in in front of the offices of Electricité du Liban and the BUS company in Halba, Akkar, March 15, 2022. (Credit: L'Orient Today)

BEIRUT — Several people carried out a sit-in on Tuesday in front of the offices of Electricité du Liban and the BUS company, one of the providers hired by EDL, in Halba, Akkar, while 300 villages in the region are in darkness for the eleventh consecutive day, reports our correspondent in the area.

Here’s what we know:

The demonstrators threatened to escalate and asked Energy Minister Walid Fayad to intervene quickly. They said that commercial and industrial activities are at a standstill and telephone calls are interrupted.

Several localities in Akkar are out of electricity after the theft of electrical cables. Thefts of cables and other materials have become frequent in Lebanon amid a socio-economic crisis. State-electricity provider EDL supplies people with just a couple of hours of electricity a day, as the country suffers from a shortage of liquidity to purchase fuel. 


BEIRUT — Several people carried out a sit-in on Tuesday in front of the offices of Electricité du Liban and the BUS company, one of the providers hired by EDL, in Halba, Akkar, while 300 villages in the region are in darkness for the eleventh consecutive day, reports our correspondent in the area.Here’s what we know:The demonstrators threatened to escalate and asked Energy Minister Walid...