FOL met the mayor of Gjakova Mrs. Mimoza Kusari-Lila about transparency in public procurement 14th January 2014

Gjakova, 14th January 2014 – Due to the request of FOL Movement to six municipalities of Kosovo, today, representatives of FOL Movement met the Mayor of Gjakova Municipality Ms. Mimoza Kusari-Lila. In this meeting was discussed about the possibility of cooperation between the Municipality of Gjakova and FOL Movement and particularly about the possibility of monitoring the public procurement processes in Gjakova municipality.

Petrit Zogaj from FOL Movement initially congratulated the mayor Kusari – Lila for election as the first woman mayor in Kosovo. Then, the discussion was about the cooperation that municipalities in general and civil society must have. One of the most significant issues in this process of cooperation is monitoring the public procurement process. This monitoring is intends to enhance the level of transparency and accountability in this sector, because through this mechanism is spent a large amount of the public money and also monitoring will impact to prevent misuse, mismanagement and corruption in this sector and will serve in respecting the law and procedures in procurement processes. In addition, he stressed that public communication office should be opened and active and improve citizens’ access to public documents.

On the other hand the Mayor of Gjakova, Mrs. Mimoza Kusari-Lila expressed her interest and willingness as Mayor about the possibilities of cooperation. She further stated that “she is very interested to change the way of governance different from what so far has characterized the governance in Gjakova, by increasing the level of transparency and accountability, and avoiding irregularities in the development of all processes in the municipality of Gjakova.
At the end of the meeting both sides agreed that in a short time they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in order to monitor public procurement procedures in Gjakova Municipality in accordance with this memorandum and for cooperation in other areas as well.

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