NNA – Social Affairs Minister, Pierre Bou Assi, toured Saturday the region of Jezzine, where he had a closer look at its developmental and infrastructural needs and citizens’ demands.
“Today my tour includes the whole of Jezzine, and it is only natural as a minister to visit all areas and assess the needs of citizens, for the regions are in need of development, work opportunities and better infrastructure,” said Bou Assi during his stop-over at the “Lebanese Forces” Center in Jezzine.
“Several things draw me in Jezzine, first of all in being the gateway to the South. It is also the key to Mount Lebanon. It plays this role. In the most difficult circumstances, our ancestors did not relinquish their identity nor abandon Lebanon or Jezzine. And for as long we are alive, we shall never renounce our identity nor give-up our Lebanon and our Jezzine,” asserted Bou Assi.
The Minister referred to a political dimension to his Jezzine tour in the noble sense, namely in ensuring that citizens remain deeply-rooted in their identity and territories, while boosting their region’s local economy and maintaining continuity between generations.