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Vetting in the media and support from the US Embassy


Vetting in the media and support from the US Embassy



For some time now, not only at, but also in other online media, scandalous facts have been published about media owners, about concession companies in connections with the government, partnerships that come from the money of Albanian taxpayers, from the government to television owners.

On the other hand, owners who build, who win tenders, and further convicted drug traffickers, who are media owners. The US Embassy has declared some of them non grata.

They cannot enter the United States, and a ”black list” has not yet been made public.

But maybe it’s time to ask the embassy for this list. To make it public, and tell us the names of people who have been denied a visa to the United States. Exclusively the media people, but it would be even more important if the list included politicians.
But let’s stay in the media. Today the media needs Vetting, and for that needs the support of the US Embassy. We need a Vetting at all costs. There must be a transparency of media owners, who they are, where they come from, and how they have secured their assets.
Thus, Albanians will learn that in these 30 years the media has not been the advocacy of the public. It was not the advocacy of the citizens, but it was part of the political bargaining of the day, and the corruption of the 30-year-old system.

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We need a Vetting in the media and a truth with the help of the US Embassy. Because a
while ago there was also a statement, by an official of this Embassy. After a meeting that a businessman had at this institution, a very strong reaction came.
There have also been businessmen who have accused national television, and important media of fines.

There are cases where TV owners turn out to be involved in corrupt affairs. Not to mention those involved in tenders, blackmails, and others things like this. Therefore, it is time to ask for a Vetting in the media, a support from the US Embassy to do this Vetting, and to show once and for all, the painful truth of who is the media in Albania./

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Vetting në media dhe një mbështetje nga Ambasada Amerikane

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The scandal with the Qukës-Qafë Plloçë road/ Abuses increased the costs, another 90 million dollars are needed




The $ 125 million project for the Qukës – Qafë Plloçë road, 43 km long, financed by the Islamic Development Bank, requires an additional $ 90 million investment to be completed. Road costs have multiplied because the interruption of works has caused great damage, but also because another segment (lot 3) has been left without funding.

The Albanian government has asked additional funds from the Islamic Bank, justifying the cost with changes in the project and unforeseen costs, said an official source for In fact, it was the intervention in the project and the delays that caused these damages, which are estimated at almost 70 per cent of the initial cost of the road.

The investment

Qukës -Qafë Plloçë is an investment started in April 2013, through a loan, but in September of that year with the political rotation everything stopped. The Renaissance government stopped the tender, demanding that this road not be financed, but that the funds be transferred as loans.

The contract with the bank was clear, and the government withdrew from its request. Then tenders were held for 3 lots, but immediately after the start of works began the problems. The road clearly had “enemies”. From deputies of the Korça region, to important ministers, maybe even the Prime Minister Rama himself, who although he inspected it several times, seemed skeptical about the project.

The Rama government, at the time when the Ministry of Infrastructure was headed by Edmond Haxhinasto, although a concrete and funded project, intervened several times, causing delays at great cost. They allegedly consisted of project changes, while works were being carried out.

“Instead of removing the eyebrows, they seem to have raised their eyes”, this popular expression is very convenient for this case. A brutal intervention without thinking, with a project that should have been completed two years ago in 2018, has been left without funding.

A road left unfinished, which today requires almost 90 million dollars, 60 of which in the 3rd lot, and almost 30 million dollars are investment for the second lot, for slips and deviations, due to the abandonment of works. So, the road costs have been increased simply and only by the irresponsibility and abandonment that has been done to the investment by certain segments of the government.

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Interventions and damages

Interventions in the project and everything else, ie interruptions, blockages of funding, slowdown of Works, have started during the time when the Ministry of Infrastructure was headed by Edmond Haxhinasto, and the damage caused to the state budget in this investment look colossal.

There are $ 90 million expected to be provided as additional funding over the initial project. But who pays for these staggering costs?

The road will provide funding, and for at least two years can go to completion. But will anyone ever be held accountable for wrong policies and damages? All are consequences in the state budget and the huge costs, that will be paid from the pockets of taxpayers, as all are loans and interest repaid from the budget.

Edmond Haxhinasto and the former director of roads, probably sleep peacefully in their homes and continue their political activity. But someone must bear legal responsibility for a crime worth tens of millions of dollars at the expense of Albanians.

Needless to say, the facts speak for themselves, the wrong policies of former road director and former minister Edmond Haxhinasto neglected a $ 125 million investment, adding costs to the $ 90 million.

And this is only because they hated that investment, and wanted at all costs project changes, tenders, millions of extra dollars, for their own interests, and not for the successful completion of a project that gives great impetus to the movement towards the south-eastern area in the country. /

The official link of the article is this: 

Skandali me rrugën Qukës-Qafë Plloçë/ Abuzimet shtuan kostot, duhen edhe 90 milionë dollarë




Qukës-Qafë Plloça, the face of the failure of the Renaissance/Rama lies shamefully Albanians




Rama, Haxhinasto, Dade, Peleshi ne inspektimin e rruges Qukes - Qaf Plloçe ne vitin 2016

Prime Minister Edi Rama published yesterday some photos from the construction site on the Qukës-Qafë Plloçë axis, for which he states that it was another road left unfinished by previous government, especially after 7 years that he has gone 20 times, and takes the same photos.

Even turtle would have gone all the way with Rama’s rhythm for its construction. “The Qukës-Qafë Plloçë construction site, on another road left unfinished, where the works in tunnels 1, 2 and in the tunnel 3 of the emergency exit, have already been completed.

After a long odyssey of remaking the project from the beginning of the road left unfinished and re-arranging the financial agreements, the works for the construction of the structures, and the filling of the route continue intensively” wrote the head of the government in FB.

        Investimi i braktisur Qukës-Qafë Plloçë

In fact, Rama lies again shamefully and abusively the Albanians. It was not a road left unfinished, but it is a road which had a clear project, and its signed funding. Is Edi Rama that has procrastinated this project, because he did not want it to be built.

The tender had to take place in September 2013, and it was Edi Rama who wanted to cancel this investment. He made the tender himself, he had the project and financing ready, but he has not been able to finish it for 7 years, because Edi Rama hates that road. Not because we want to, but because of the facts speak for themselves.

We recall here that on time Minister Edmond Haxhinasto sent a letter to the Islamic Bank and the Saudi Development Fund, requesting that this investment to be transferred in to a kredit one. The road that has been left neglected for seven years, not by Berisha’s government, not by the former Democratic Party government, but by Edi Rama.

Because Ridvan Bode, Sokol Olldashi and Sali Berisha handed over the power in September 2013, just when this road was about to begin. And they left the loan, the project, Rama ramained just to sign the tender.

But Rama postponed this tender, because he asked to cancel of the investment, as he failed due to a penalty of tens of millions of euros. It is his government that has made the tender, and it is government of Edi Rama that has announced the winner.

Ahmetaj, Gjiknuri, Balla dhe Shalsi duke inspektuar kantierin e rrugës Qukës-Qafë Plloçë 2017.

It is government of Edi Rama that has made the tender with the financing, and the project that was ready. Rama says the road was neglected. Yes, this is true. But guilty for this are Edi Rama, his ministers Edmond Haxhinasto and Damian Gjiknuri, not to mention that the new Minister of Infrastructure, Belinda Balluku, is also responsible for these almost two years.

The tunnels that Rama showed yesterday, were completed many years ago, and nothing has happened to them yet. They have simply been painted, or it has casted chippings on their tracks.

Edi Rama is lying publicly. He has been himself to the construction site several times. He said once that the road would ended in 2015, in 2016 and then in 2017. Now we are in 2020, and Edi Rama has lied four times about this road.

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Even if it were a road without a project and had started incorrectly, why did Edi Rama conduct the tender without having a project? Second, how many years did it take Edi Rama to make the project of a road bed? Seven years to do or change a project as well as funding, and the road doesn’t end, nor is it known when it will end.

Did the ministry needs seven years to make funding adjustments or a new project? On the other hand, Edi Rama says that the financing contract was reaffirmed. It’s not true, it’s a pure lie. The entire road loan has been signed since 2013, but Edi Rama wanted to cancel it and his thieving ministers increased the road costs.

And were they who neglected the project. There are the responsible institutions, such as ARRSH and the Ministry of Infrastructure that abandoned the contruction in time to this road. Rama has signed the increase of costs, same as with the Tirana-Elbasan road.

Rama, Peleshi, Balla, Haxhinasto inspektojne punimet

Costs that increase due to abandonment of investment for several years. But, there is another scandal, which Edi Rama does not say and keeps hidden. But, as the truth of the Qukës-Qafë Plloçë road emerges, he reacts shamefully.

Why does the third lot have no funding?

Rama shows us two tunnels and an emergency tunnel, as a miracle in seven years of his government. But how could this road be advertised to have started from zero, and should have been completed three times so far. Is Sali Berisha still to blame after 7 years in power?

The Nation Road, with 2 tunnels of 6 km. The Tirana-Elbasan road, with 2 tunnels of 2.46 km, the yesterday government has build at a lower cost, today Rama and his people are doubling the costs.

Qukës Qafë-Plloça has several small tunnels, and it is a road that had funding, and the project was ready. Maybe he wanted some small changes, but still 7 years needed for them? Did Edi Rama leave the third lot without funding? This road was never finished, and Edi Rama wants to catch the eye of Albanians with his unbridled propaganda, as if what he is doing on the road Qukës-Qafë Plloçë.

Edi Rama made a hole in the water

And if the government’s successes are these roads, it’s a shame. An entire government in seven years cannot complete a 40-kilometer road, with secured funding and a ready-made project. Qukës-Qafë Plloça is the road neglected by Edi Rama, Renaissance, his ministers, and today, before showing some tunnels painted or with casting gravel, he must apologize to the residents of the Korça region.

Qukës-Qafë Plloça is not the success, but the most spectacular failure of Edi Rama and Renaissance in infrastructure. For seven years, not even 40 km of road can be completed. Qukës-Qafë Plloça is the road forgotten by Edi Rama, the responsibile is the prime minister, and his propaganda in this case has no value./

The official link of the article is this: 

Qukës-Qafë Plloça, fytyra e dështimit të Rilindjes/ Rama gënjen turpësisht shqiptarët



Rama approves the construction of the landfill in Vlora /The winner of tender is Klodian Zoto of the incinerators




It can now be considered already waste treatment network (incinerator-landfill), as long there is only one name behind it. The anti-corruption department in the Democratic Party, through a Facebook post, writes that, “the landfill of Vlora, approved by the Prime Minister, has gone to Klodian Zoto”.

“When it comes to solid waste, or not, landfill, incinerator, built-in or in paper, Klodian Zoto should automatically come to mind”- the post reads. According to the document, the concession it is about managing and depositing solid waste.

In fact Zoto is not an unknown name in the multi-million-dollar activity of cleaning or burning rubbish in the country, as built-in incinerators, and thoshe under construction bear his administrative responsibility.

Listing the burners in Elbasan, the landfill in Fier and that in Tirana, as well as the activities outside Albania up to Zimbabwe, the reaction states that the Prime Minister Edi Rama has approved the construction of the landfill of Vlora.

“Even the landfill of Vlora goes to Zoto… When it comes to solid waste, or not, landfill, incinerator, built or on paper, Klodian Zoto should automatically come to mind. Involved and beneficiary in the Elbasan incenerator, given to the ghost company created specifically to enter into contract; involved and beneficiary in the landfill of Fier, without competition and illegal quota transactions, landfill whose only name is known, because for waste treatment has not yet congratulated “Good job!”.

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Meanwhile it is found with the box full of 24 billion lek. Surely involved and beneficiary in the landfill of Tirana, always without competition and with schemes of offshore companies.

Not to mention the activity outside the territory of the Republic of Albania, up to Zimbabwe, which shocked the country in question for the high level involved in identical corrupt affairs”- reports the anti-corruption department in the Democratic Party./

The official link of the article is this: 

Rama miraton ndërtimin e landfillit të Vlorës/ E merr Klodian Zoto i inceneratorëve