Incinerators affair/ How is prosecutor Klodian Braho defending Socialist Party MP Alqi Bllako

18 Janar 2022, 15:42, English CNA
Incinerators affair/ How is prosecutor Klodian Braho defending Socialist Party

The incinerator file, the biggest corruption scandal of the century, is being investigated by the Special Anti-Corruption Structure, SPAK. At the end of last year, the SPAK prosecutor, Klodian Braho, issued several arrest warrants, and then with the decision of the Special Court Against Corruption, was arrested only the former Minister of Environment, Lefter Koka, who today is being tried while he is in prison.

But the network of officials involved in the affair is wider. One of the responsible officials is the social deputy Alqi Bllako, who has been the general secretary of the Ministry of Environment, then director of the National Agency for Water Supply and Sewerage and Infrastructure of Waste, two key positions in the affair of incinerators but also in the affair with intelligent water meters.

So far, prosecutor Klodian Braho has done nothing to link the two scandals that have the same names. Alqi Bllako and Klodian Zoto, and his group of collaborators. Alqi Bllako is a former democrat turned militant of the SMI and its parliamentary candidate. Then he passed with SP, where he is the protagonist only in scandals.

SPAK arrested former Minister Koka, but despite the evidence and facts that have come to light in the media about Alqi Bllako, and have even been deposited in SPAK, prosecutor Braho remains silent. Who prevents Klodian Braho from acting?

Political pressure or keeping the investigation under control, closing the whole affair of the incinerators with only the arrest of Lefter Koka, as reported in the media corridors in Tirana?

Alqi Bllako was the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, ie in the period of granting three incinerators in 2013-2017.

And in the period February 2019-March 2021, General Director of the National Agency for Water Supply and Sewerage and Infrastructure of Waste, where it tendered hundreds of millions of euros for water supply without having funds with provision.

Currently, Alqi Bllako is an SP MP and has been publicly denounced by political exponents as being directly involved in the incinerators’ affair, when he was Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and director of the Waste Agency.

The scandal has taken shape with the benefits from his father from the incinerators in the form of monthly salaries over 120.000 euros for 16 months. But not only that. His brother was hired by one of the entities bought by the incinerator owners.

He has abused his duty and has also violated the law on the prevention of conflict of interest in the exercise of public functions. The owners of the incinerators are still wanted, while Alqi Blako continues to go to parliament as a deputy.

It seems that the investigations have remained up to Lefter Koka, and with these inaction intentionally or not by Klodian Braho, is amnestying the socialist MP Alqi Bllako from the investigations. But who prevents him from going to the end of this affair? What scares the SPAK prosecutor? /E.S-CNA.al

 

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