Albanian opposition demands an inquiry committee about appointments in the administration

Albanian opposition demands an inquiry committee about appointments in the administration

Tirana, May 28, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

The Democratic Party, the main opposition force in Albania, deposited today in parliament a request for the appointment of an inquiry committee which would investigate the appointments in the administration and suspicions for criminal activities or traffic of narcotic substances.

The request was deposited by the vice chairman of the democrat parliamentary group, former minister of Justice, Eduard Halimi.

“The parliamentary group of the Democratic Party has deposited in parliament a request for the appointment of a parliamentary inquiry committee, which will investigate the legitimacy of appointments in the state administration from September 15, 2013 until today”, said Mr. Halimi.

Parliamentary group of the Democratic Party has denounced during these months several cases of appointments in the administration and senior positions of the administration, considering them as “flagrant cases of people who are suspected of being involved in criminal activities or who have previous convictions”.

“Of course, this is a concern of all Albanian citizens and of those parents are waiting for their children to start a job, while the administration is suspected of having recruited people who have links with politics, even worse when they have ties with criminal activities, especially drug traffic”, said Mr. Halimi.

“With this parliamentary investigation, we aim to offer transparency for all Albanian citizens as to the procedures of appointment and if the appointments made in these months are legal or not”, added he.

The majority considers the incentives of the opposition as failed attempts to ruin the image of appointments made by the left wing after it came back to power. /ibna/