Even when most of our ministers are incompetent, they at all times are likely to sympathize with the folks and deceive them to make them imagine they’re doing issues for their very own good. They by no means stop to amaze us with the justifications they give you their actions and faux it’s for our personal good however our present Tourism Minister doesn’t work that method.
After setting the valet parking worth to LL5,000 and waging a battle towards the valet corporations, he modified his thoughts every week later and determined to present them an enormous favor by permitting valet folks to overcharge us inside Beirut as a result of they’re working at a excessive price.
To make issues worse, he went on TV with Al-Jadeed to justify what he did and claimed that “individuals who need to occasion or dine in Beirut ought to know upfront it’s dearer than wherever else in Lebanon”. He additionally went on to say that he set the value at LL10,000 as a result of nobody was paying 5,000 in Beirut anyway. To be truthful, he didn’t say what AL Jadeed is accusing him of claiming “من يتناول الطعام في بيروت لن يغص بعشرة آلاف ليرة” despite the fact that it felt like he meant it not directly.
To be trustworthy, I don’t know what’s happening in his head however he simply legitimized the work of the valet mafias in Beirut and confirmed that he’s clueless about the price of eating out or partying in Beirut, and by Beirut I’m not speaking concerning the downtown space however all of Beirut from Discussion board de Beyrouth until Jnah. We had the selection of giving the valet regardless of the hell we wish however as a substitute now we’re compelled to present him LL10,000 and I’m positive a few of them will begin charging much more.
That’s why, and as I’ve acknowledged on a number of events, we have to cease utilizing the valet as soon as and for all and report them every time they park on the sidewalks or e book all of the park meter spots. What the Tourism Minister wanted to do was manage this complete valet mess and limit the service to particular locations solely. As an alternative, he legalized their work and licensed them to overcharge us.