Debts of Municipalities

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On March 27, 2014, “Life in Kosovo” discussed the debts of municipalities, which run in the millions. After the debate “Life in Kosovo” broadcast an investigative report on academic advancement at the University of Prishtina.


What is happening with the inherited debts of municipalities? Why did these debts accumulate? What do the current and the previous local governments say?

To discuss about these issues, “Life in Kosovo” invited: Gazmend Muhaxheri, Mayor of Peja, and Ali Berisha, former mayor of Peja.

The mayor of Peja, Gazmend Muhaxheri, said that he is having problems to implement the projects that he planned because the municipality has many unpaid debts.Muhaxheri inherited a debt of 2 million Euros. During the debate he said that majority of debts were accumulated during the election campaign.

In addition, Ali Berisha, said that it is not true that the Municipality of Peja owes a debt of 2 million Euros.

“Peja is in a better condition if we compare it to other municipalities in relation to debts”, Berisha said.

Meanwhile there are other mayors that are asking from the government to pay the debts of their municipalities.

After the debate “Life in Kosovo broadcast a report on academic advancement at the University of Prishtina. The report is about the advancement of five deans in different faculties.