Head of Albanian Customs steps down

Head of Albanian Customs steps down

Tirana, March 6, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Head of Albanian Customs, Elisa Spiropali announced today her resignation from this office, which she took in 2013.

Elisa Spiropali, who has been the head of the Eurosocialist Forum for several years, served as head of customs for around a year and a half.

Officially, Spiropali said that her resignation comes as a result of family obligations. “I just went through the most important moment of my life, the birth of my first child. Therefore, I would like to have the understanding of everyone for my resignation as the head of Albanian Customs”, says Spiropali in the motivation of her resignation sent to her staff.

“I’m asking you this with the conviction that you will not consider it as a selfish act. There’s no weakness in this withdrawal. This resignation has no elements of weakness. Everything entirely relates to the fact that I became a mother and its engagements, because so far, I have only been used with the role of the girl. I step down with the conviction that my withdrawal will not create any voids in the foundations of work laid so far”, says Mrs. Spiropali.

Mrs. Spiropali’s resignation comes a few days after media published the letter that PM Edi Rama had sent to the IMF to complain over the lack of efficiency by Crown Agent company, which played a supporting role for Albanian Customs with the funding of the Albanian government.

The latest reports indicated a drop in customs revenues and this had also been noted by the Albanian government. /ibna/