The smuggling of these goods, on which many Lebanese have grown dependent to survive the worsening crisis, has sparked outrage in the country and prompted calls for the protection of subsidized products and the monitoring of their distribution.
On Monday, Fahd commented on the recent closure of several supermarkets in Lebnaon due to the continued devaluation of the Lebanese pound.
He suggested in a statement to the National News Agency the distribution of subsidized products through the Ministry of Social Affairs.
His suggestion, he said, aims at “avoiding these problems and [ensuring] that the supermarkets are not placed in a confrontation with the citizen.”
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