Citizens of Kosovo are living in social misery, says the leader of Self Determination

Citizens of Kosovo are living in social misery, says the leader of Self Determination

Pristina, April 18, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Leader of Self Determination, Albin Kurti declared today that the citizens of Kosovo are living in a social misery as a result of the wrong government policies, reports the correspondent of IBNA news agency in Pristina.

In a speech held in front of ISPE College in Pristina, he declared that inequality has grown, because Kosovo has become a republic of rich politicians at the detriment of the poor.

“Inequality in Kosovo has grown because Kosovo has become a republic of rich politicians at the detriment of the masses, which are becoming poorer and poorer. Judging by the policies that have been developed in Kosovo after the war, both in the economic aspect and in the institutional and administrative aspect, the Kosovar society has been under attack because there’s been a promotion of the undisputable importance of the individual”, said Kurti.

Leader of Self Determination said that as a result of poverty, Kosovar families spend most of their incomes on food and other necessities, while they only spend 1% on education.

“A Kosovar household spends today 38% of monthly incomes in food, 31% on energy and accommodation and 31% for other payments, including telephone bills, water bills and other public services. Thus, only 1% remains for education. This distribution of incomes in Kosovar households indicates a lot on our future, which cannot be very bright, if we don’t see a change of not only the situation, but also the processes that led us to this situation”, said Kurti.

He said that with the disposable incomes that its citizens have, Kosovo is an undeveloped country.

“We believe that with this poverty which is encountered among 45% of the population, where people live on less than 2 USD a day and 18% on less than 1 USD a day, Kosovo is not a developing country, but an undeveloped country”, added he. /ibna/