Prosecution to investigate Haskuka after the scandal with the tender of 1.4 million euros of the Municipality of Prizren, says Totaj – Latest News
The Chairman of the PDK Branch in Prizren, at the same time the Deputy Chairman of the party, Shaqir Totaj, held a press conference today regarding the corruption scandals in the Municipality of Prizren, the recent arrests and the removal of all opposition political parties from their headquarters in Prizren.
Totaj has asked the prosecution to investigate the mayor of Prizren, Mytaher Haskuka after the scandal with the tender of 1.4 million euros of the Municipality of Prizren on suspicion of applying with false documents, where several people were arrested after publishing a report of the NGO “AVONET ”.
According to Totaj, the slogan “Myta will kill corruption” has been turned into the slogan “Myta is drowned in corruption”.
“This great scandal must not pass without political responsibility. We are convinced that Haskuka himself and people close to him are involved in this corruption scandal, so we appeal to the state authorities to expand the investigation trail including President Haskuka, Director Osman Krasniqi, former Director Levent Kasemi and Chief of procurement, ”he said.
Totaj said that the corrupt government led by Mytaher Haskuka and motivated by Albin Kurti and Lëvizja Vetëvendosje is aiming to intimidate the opposition, to individualize it, to silence it and to disable its political activity in the service and interest of the citizens Prizren, removing opposition parties from their headquarters in order for them to remain silent in the face of abuses and corrupt affairs in the Municipality of Prizren.
Full statement of Shaqir Totaj:
This conference is the first time we organize it outside the fences and space of our party headquarters located behind us.
Unjustly and motivated by Albin Kurti and Lëvizja Vetëvendosje in Prishtina – Prizren municipality headed by Mytaher Haskuka started the persecution of the opposition in Prizren by removing from their headquarters all political parties, which have used the facilities in accordance with the law in power.
This corrupt government Haskuka + Vetëvendosje is aiming to intimidate the opposition, to individualize it, to silence it and to disable its political activity in the service and interest of the citizens of our municipality.
This failed mayor and caught by a handful of people has turned into the misfortune of our city. Instead of working for the benefit of the citizens, liberating many municipal properties from usurpers, dismissing directors with indictments, he has chosen to persecute the opposition.
Because for months he had only one goal: for us to be silent and not talk about his abuses. So by threatening us with offices he intended to buy our silence.
However, I want to assure the citizens of Prizren, all supporters and voters of PDK that we are not afraid, we can not remain silent in the face of these abuses and daily corruption scandals, and we will continue to make them public every day.
Corruption, misgovernance, misuse and failure have already exceeded the size of the city of Prizren and today they are talked about everywhere – in every family, house, neighborhood, village and city of Kosovo.
The mayor of Prizren, Mytaher Haskuka and Lëvizje Vetëvendosje are champions of corruption and failure at the Kosovo level.
Misuse of public money; awarding tenders without criteria and accompanied by suspicions of corruption; directors and officials with indictments – unfortunately they are the worst model that has happened to our beloved municipality.
This power steeped in corruption – is the worst model of Vetendosje governance offered to the citizens of Prizren in these three years. I am afraid that citizens in all of Kosovo will soon experience it.
The slogan “Myta will kill corruption” has been changed to the slogan “Myta is drowned in corruption”.
Only this week, the director of education of the Municipality of Prizren was indicted while several people were arrested for a municipal tender worth 1.4 million euros on suspicion of applying with false documents.
It was the non-governmental organization “AVONET” which a few days ago published a report which talked about how the Municipality of Prizren had given a tender in the amount of 1 million 394 thousand 853 euros and 90 cents to an economic operator who had applied with false documents.
A few days after this denunciation and thanks to the extensive media reporting, the Prizren Prosecutor’s Office set in motion announcing that it had detained and arrested the owners of the two companies – while the list of suspicions is even bigger.
As the chairman and branch of PDK in Prizren, I thank all the media, the organization and the state prosecutor’s office that acted and stopped the abuse of citizens’ taxes.
But this great scandal must not pass without political responsibility. We are convinced that Haskuka himself and people close to him are involved in this corruption scandal, so we appeal to the state authorities to expand the investigation trail including President Haskuka, Director Osman Krasniqi, former Director Levent Kasemi and Chief of procurement.
I also take this opportunity to invite all the good people of this city, honest municipal officials and journalists not to submit to the corrupt power of Vetendosje and its sucker, Mytaher Haskuka. But denounce it every day.
We as PDK will not be silent and we will not stop – even though we were taken out of the offices yesterday.
Because we are convinced that the citizens will soon punish Mytaher Haskuka and will remove him from his office with votes in the autumn of this year.