The Minister of Economy and Environment in Kosovo resigns
Blerim Kuçi has resigned as Minister of Economy and Environment in Kosovo. Kuçi himself has posted a status on social networks where he does not give details about the reasons for leaving but hopes that government cabinets will last with full mandates: because frequent change is the biggest damage done to institutions.
Yesterday, through a letter, I asked the Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti to be relieved of the post of Minister of Economy and Environment.
As during the whole mandate that I have tried to be transparent for every action, I am also making public this request for dismissal.
I am convinced that there is always room for better work, but while working in the Ministry of Economy and Environment I have unreservedly committed to push forward many important processes.
I hope that the government cabinets will last with full mandates, because the frequent change is the biggest damage done to the institutions.
Kosovo media bring to attention the fact that he was investigated for a tender received by his company "Hidro Term" for the contract "Construction of Hospital Facility for Mother and Child" in Prizren. It is not yet known whether Kuçi's resignation is related to this issue or whether it is related to his engagement in the pre-election campaign that has started in Kosovo. Kosovo goes to the polls on February 14.