The chairwoman of the SMI, Monika Kryemadhi shares on Facebook a message related to the one-year anniversary of the tragic earthquake of November 26, 2019 that left behind 51 victims and hundreds injured.

According to Kryemadhi, the earthquakes showed for everyone, Albania beyond the facade of the Renaissance.

Even today, 1 year after the tragic event, the families that survived the earthquakes have not been provided with safe shelter but have been left in the middle of the streets, without a solution. While the economy and unemployment continue to deteriorate, Albanians continue to emigrate,” said Kryemadhi.

The full message of Kryemadhi:

A year ago, our hearts were split in two by the earthquake that shook the foundations of Albania, resulting in the loss of lives of our 51 citizens. Fraternal solidarity between Albanians and the support of foreign friends enabled us to stand on our own two feet during those critical moments of uncertainty for Albanian families, for the Albanian economy, for business and employees.

The tremors showed, for all, Albania beyond the facade of the Renaissance. After them, Albania had a catastrophic confrontation with the crisis left behind by the earthquake. Even today, 1 year after the tragic event, the families who survived the earthquakes have not been provided with safe shelter but have been left in the middle of the streets, without a solution. As the economy and unemployment continue to deteriorate, Albanians continue to emigrate.

Reconstruction should not be used by the government as a propaganda program. Crises require responsible leadership in the direction that does not provoke problems but solves problems. There is a need for leaders who have sensitivity to the citizens and a united vision for the fastest and most complete solution of crises, economic and social problems that they cause.

Albania and Albanians need a government that works for everyone, not just those associated with it.