Bassil: Garbage disposal rests with municipalities

November 08, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Garbage disposal rests with municipalities, Foreign and Expatriate Affairs’ minister Gebran Bassil told Batroun municipal officials while touring a number of localities today.

Lebanese nationality must be granted to expatriates in need to it as a priority rather than giving it instead to Syrians and Palestinians, Bassil retorted; Launching local development projects in addition to granting expatriates the Lebanese nationality assists the cause of Lebanese rootedness and steadfastness in our soil, he added.

As for garbage disposal, the minister prescribed cell-phone revenues going straight into the coffers of local municipal councils.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON