Naameh municipality to close Syrian-run businesses, those employing Syrians
A municipality south of Beirut will implement a total ban on Syrian-owned businesses and Lebanese businesses that employ Syrian workers, excluding those where the Ministry of Labor has specified Syrians are allowed to work. A decision issued by Naameh Mayor Charbel Matar Monday called for the “closure of all stores that are run by Syrians or have Syrian workers in Naameh.” Syrian workers are only allowed to be employed in jobs designated by a Ministry of Labor decision issued in late January. “Agricultural, cleaning or construction work – not managerial work,” the statement said, adding that stores that violate the decision will be closed “indiscriminately” by the end of March. Copies of the decision have been distributed to public spaces and businesses in the area.