Meta Letter To Ambassadors: Municipality And Government Are Forcibly Demolishing Buildings In Kombinat To Build Towers

Meta Letter To Ambassadors: Municipality And Government Are Forcibly Demolishing

President Meta addressed a letter to the most important ambassadors of European countries in our country.

Meta in the letter raises the concern regarding what he calls as a process of destruction for the properties of the citizens in the area of "Kombinat" in Tirana by the government and the municipality.

According to Meta, under the pretext of rebuilding properties damaged by the earthquake and with the alibi of building a new development area, the Government and the Municipality with pressure and violence are including within the plan for demolition properties that were not affected by the earthquake, without informing owners what fate awaits their assets.

Meta: In an unconstitutional, violent and non-transparent manner, the Government still in office and the Municipality of Tirana have started a process of destruction for the properties of the citizens in the area of "Kombinat" in Tirana. I am familiar with the petition sent by a group of citizens of this area and I have officially asked, since February 2021, the Government and the Municipality of Tirana to evaluate the complaints submitted with objectivity and impartiality. So far no serious commitment from them, to reflect the resolution of issues rightly raised by these citizens.

Under the pretext of rebuilding property damaged by the earthquake and with the alibi of building a new development area, the Government still in office and the Municipality of Tirana seem to be pressuring and including in the plan for demolition properties that were not affected by the earthquake , without informing the owners what fate awaits their assets. In this way, the still incumbent Government and the Municipality of Tirana are intervening forcefully on the lives and future of hundreds of families, creating an insecure legal situation and inciting an unnecessary social tension in this area.

I call on the still incumbent Government and the Municipality of Tirana, to immediately withdraw from any unconstitutional efforts and procedures, aimed at occupying the private property of citizens for the construction of multi-storey towers in this area of Tirana, but to guarantee a fair and objective solution as provided by the Constitution. Article 41 of the Constitution of the Republic of Albania guarantees the private property of every citizen.

Therefore, there is no DCM or Normative Act that could violate this sacred right or worse, forcibly remove citizens from their property, without a proper legal process. Thanking the citizens of "Kombinat" for the concern they have conveyed to me, I guarantee them that I will protect their constitutional rights by all democratic and legal means.

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