Veliaj The youth, part of decision-making for the city
Mayor Erion Veliaj used the meeting with the youth of Unit 9 in Tirana, following the tour in each unit, to invite them to become an active part, not only of politics, but also of the decision-making of the Municipality of Tirana. He was also accompanied by the Minister of Health, Ogerta Manastirliu, in the capacity of deputy of the area.
"It has been key for us to focus on decisions like the free subscription for students, because I believe that this is the moment to give a hand to anyone who needs it. Who needs it? Pensioners, so that's why we index pensions. Who needs it? Students, who are still economically dependent on the family. I believe we need to address things now, not tomorrow - so right now we have 30% new chicks and chicks on the City Council, with real votes, making real decisions, not just a facade for meetings - let's see what we will do next year, when the budget is passed. If we are going to make a sacrifice, let's do it now - that is, let's not pave a road, but use this fund to compensate students' subscriptions. The same for subsidizing the cost of dormitories. Therefore,
In addition to the free subscription and subsidizing the cost of dormitories for students, Veliaj also mentioned another promise kept for young people.
"The question is this: Who is more likely to keep their promises?" Typically those who have already kept their promises. For example, all parties have promised the Student Card. In fact, only one has kept the promise, the Socialist Party, my political family", he said.
During this meeting, the young people raised some questions regarding the continuation of the activities for them, where the mayor said that they will not end with the end of the year when Tirana is the European Youth Capital.