File - The headquarters of Electricite Du Liban in Beirut, Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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With Electricite du Liban's announcement Friday that it will only be providing power for 11 hours a day during summer, outside the capital, it is time, once again, that the farcical issues of water and energy are prioritized.This is roughly enough to build a power plant to provide energy for a country of 50 million.The idea that the World Cup might not be screened on national TV provoked a national debate, but the corruption endemic in the water and energy sectors, where senior posts are handed out on a political basis rather than one of expertise, fails to stir us.
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