Decani mayor: “It will happen or I will make it happen,” a meeting with the ambassadors on August 27th

FOTO: Gazeta Express

„Dear citizens of Decani! I commenced with meetings today, first with the Prime Minister and I will intensively continue to do so until August 27th, when we will hold a meeting with all the ambassadors! I am convinced that the result will be the right solution for Decani. It will happen or I will make it happen,“ the mayor of Decani, Bashkim Ramosaj announced today.

Ramosaj’s announcement arrived after the Kosovo government confirmed that the works on the construction of the Decane-Plav road were suspended until a joint solution is reached. This decision was welcomed by the US ambassador to Pristina, Philip Kosnett.

Along with the message, Ramosaj also published a photo of the works on the Decane-Plav road.

Ramosaj met with Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti in Pristina today regarding Hoti’s earlier request to suspend works on the construction of this road, which passes through the Special Protective Zone near the UNESCO-protected Visoki Decani Monastery.

The Decani mayor, however, kept claiming that the works are continuing and that the construction cannot be stopped, alleging that the monastery is preventing the economic development of the municipality.

Moreover, in a 15-point letter to Kosovo officials, Ramosaj described the Law on Special Protective Zones and the Kosovo Constitutional Court’s decision to return 24 hectares of land to the Visoki Decani monastery as the causes of the „catastrophic“ situation in the municipality.

Furthermore, Ramosaj referred to the Abbot of the monastery Visoki Decani, Sava Janjic – who has been repeatedly alerted international representatives and the public that the road is being built illegally within the SPZ, while also stressing that the road poses a danger to the monastery – as „crazy“, although he did not directly say his name. He also accused the monastery of reportedly preventing the economic development of this municipality, and that monks of falsely accusing the Albanians in the municipality of scandals – „which they themselves are stirring.“

„I also asked the Kosovo Police, KFOR, and other security mechanisms to be vigilant and cautious about the security of the monastery during this time because they have been known to stir scandals for which they place blame on us,“ Ramosaj said recently in an interview for Epoka e re.

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