In a press conference, LAU‘s president Dr. Michel Mawad thanked Hariri, adding that the big donation will satisfy about 40% of the medical center’s needs in fighting the pandemic.
“We thank you for accepting this donation to the vaccination campaign, through which we wanted to serve our countrymen and stand by them in light of this pandemic, and as we emphasized earlier, this step is one of the steps we are working to achieve to help our people,” replied Hariri in a tweet.
Many people replied to his post on Twitter asking why he doesn’t donate to the poor people of Tripoli, the city being largely Sunni and known to favor Rafik and Saad Hariri.
It has long been a complaint among the Tripolitans that most politicians tend to only pay attention to Tripoli around the time of elections. It is similarly true for other impoverished areas of Lebanon.