In a half-empty parliament room, attended only by his party colleagues, Prime Minister Rama took the floor first by exposing his public apology to the question of road toll in the border section between Albania and Kosovo.
"We did not have the intuition needed to understand the indispensability of explaining the issue before implementing the toll system. Without wishing to justify myself, I apologize to the inhabitants of the area and will offer them whenever the topic is dealt with. Being the first experience, we were not fully prepared " - declared the premier.
The victory of the inhabitants of Kukës is clear, they will expect six months to identify those who frequently use that stretch of road:
"In international practice, six months after the implementation of the toll is required to provide for figures and flows. At the end of February I sat down with the finance minister to address this because the need to explain the issue to the public has never been questioned.
However, we are continuing intensively to find a solution to the issue and to clarify the inhabitants of Kukës. Our decision is clear. The toll system will not be implemented until the best solution is found for the area. " - continued Rama.
In front of the applause of his parliamentary group, Prime Minister Edi Rama made a bold promise:
"We will opt for the solution necessary for everyone, and certainly the private sector will put the money on the table. To the citizens of Kukës I promise the construction of the road and the airport; first the road and then the airport, both by the end of this year. " - concluded Rama.
At the beginning of the parliamentary session the head of the assembly, Gramoz Ruçi, declared that the request anticipated by the media and signed by all the opposition leaders concerning the moving of the parliamentary session at 18: 00, arrived in the 15 classroom minutes after the start of the session; the request then went to the votes where the socialist majority voted for the no, thus continuing the parliamentary session that has just begun.
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