Veliaj speaks about the arrested directors and officials: We sent them away! Our organization, more important than 1 or 2 people

2024-04-03 19:31:39Politikë SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj

The mayor of Tirana has reacted for the first time after the large action of SPAK that led to handcuffs and "house arrest" of three former senior directors of the Municipality of Tirana and several other officials.

In a conversation with some students of the "Qemal Stafa" high school, Veliaj said that the officials who are already accused by SPAK of corruption with millions of tenders, benefiting them through their companies, have left the staff of the Municipality. He added that his "organization" in the Municipality of Tirana is "more important than 1 or 2 people".

"But, like any organization, just like the human organism, it has its challenges. The question is: How do we address these challenges? Today I started the day with a meeting, where we made the decision to leave some colleagues because the big organization is more important than 1 or 2 people, who may have problems with the law and should solve these problems with justice. I wish they would prove their innocence, but while they resolve those issues, we need the organization to move forward. In an organization, - it doesn't matter if it's a school, if it's a municipality, if it's the director or a big company, - if there's a problem, it must be addressed", declared Veliaj.

Veliaj further said that his former colleagues in the Municipality of Tirana must now "clarify their problems with justice", while "the organization", he said, "must "move forward".

The mayor of Tirana said that he wishes for their innocence, and that in the future he will have to think with his municipal colleagues, "some concrete measures that will have to be taken, in order to have a stricter control and a more efficient prevention against any kind of potential deviation from the best public standards".