Veliaj: As for students, we will make a social card for the elderly as well
Mayor Erion Veliaj from Unit 3 has announced that just like the student card, a social card for the elderly will be created.
"As we have the student card, the time has come to make a social card for the elderly. The visible hand of the government and the municipality in this case is more efficient when it intervenes in the most vulnerable parts of society, such as students and the elderly. We are at the point where we are doing some calculations if it is time to offer the same package to the elderly: that is, free public transport, or even some services such as canteens, theater, operas, museums, which can be provided at reduced prices for this age group, which is more vulnerable, but every time there is a big crisis, it is even more difficult than others", said Veliaj.
Asked what he suggests to young people to study, Veliaj said that it is enough for them to focus on the future.
"As long as we are going to the right topics and not dealing with 'who are you', whose are you' or 'where did you come from', even though there are still meaningless debates like 'I am not new to Tirana' ', what does it mean that I am not new to Tirana? In Tirana everyone came from somewhere, the city was founded with 10 thousand people, today we are over 1 million. This city is destined to host people from everywhere. Even the old Tyrones have benefited from the growth of the city because their grandfather's house, which used to be adobe, has probably become a palace and they have benefited from 30% of their property. Development is good for both what is coming and what is here because the property is worth more. Having a debate, in 2022, 'you are a newcomer', 'you are a boarder', 'you are a newcomer' is a medieval mentality", he said.