Reaction: The increase of electricity price, impoverishes the lives of citizens
Prishtina, 20 June – For more than a decade the Kosovo Energy Corporation has been the focus of local and international institutions. The investments in this enterprise have been greater than in all other enterprises. For several years the Kosovo government has allocated from the budget hundreds of millions of Euros for KEK.
And, on the other hand, KEK has increased almost every year the price of electricity. In this way the citizens of Kosovo have paid for the same product through taxes, but also through their direct payments.
While, for many years this company has misused, mismanaged and devoured the public budget through some greedy leaders and managers who run this company without ever giving account for the expenditure of hundreds of millions of poor citizens contribute.
In this game of bad management was also the Energy Regulatory Office. This institution has manipulating the public opinion consistently with the increasing levels of electricity price. So, the responsibility for continued and irresponsible increase is except KEK upon ERO as well.
Data on unemployment and poverty are alarming for years. Monthly grocery of a family is around 250 Euros, while the most part of the country’s citizens who are able to work fail to have a salary at this level.
Therefore The increase of electricity price for citizens of Kosovo means a higher price of their daily lives, further impoverishment and inability to make a dignified life. In this line, FOL requires the Energy Regulatory Office, KEK and other relevant institutions to cancel this decision and to take into account the difficult socio-economic situation in Kosovo.