Head of the Kataeb's Economic and Social Council Jean Tawile on Monday blamed the current authority for the situation Lebanon has reached today, calling for holding early parliamentary elections and to forming a new Parliament.
“The Lebanese themselves will rebuild the country,” Tawile told Voice of Lebanon radio station.
“The cost of reconstruction will be very high; especially that the country, even before the Beirut port explosion was going through an economic and social crisis as more than half of the Lebanese people were under the poverty line,” he said.
“It will take a lot of efforts to rebuild Beirut; starting with the port, to the city itself that has been completely destroyed along with its buildings, shops and factories,” he added.
“Who will replace the Lebanese’ losses now that the economic movement has totally stopped? He asked.
Tawile stressed that everyone involved in the situation the country is facing today must be held accountable, saying that people’s anger should be transformed into power so that change can be achieved.
“A new economic and political system must be rebuilt,” he pointed out, saying that the international community do no longer trust the political authority which, so far, hasn’t fulfill any of the promises it has pledged on achieving.