2009-01-23Human Rights Watch report: All Parties in August/South Ossetia Conflict Violated Laws of War
2009-01-22Illegal Payments and Population without Water Supply
Two years ago, President Saakashvili “resolved” the problem of water-supply in the village of Tsikhisdziri in Kobuleti district, Adjara Autonomous Republic. The water pump-house was opened with solemn ceremony but today local residents have to pay for it. Local residents collect 5 GEL every month and from that money they pay the wages of the workers on pump-house. However, the pump-house is still property of Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia.
2009-01-22Skating for 5 000 GEL
2009-01-20Lonely Old Woman Was Deprived from Allowance
Lonely person, Siranush Aivanian has been registered in the data base of socially excluded families and received allowance until September 2008. She lost the allowance because the rating points on her family were increased. Although the evaluation system was changed two months latter and minimum level of rating points was reduced, Siranush Aivazian does not get her allowance. The administration of the Agency of Social Subsidies in Adjara Autonomous Republic defines that Aivazian will receive the allowance after March 1 2009.
2009-01-20Museum Employees Salary Is Still 40 GEL In Comparison to Increased Salary of District Governor to up to 2 500 GEL
On December 30, 2008 the President of Georgia issued a resolution that allowed increasing salaries to the representatives of municipality councils and district governors. The district authorities had tried to make profit from budget many times. The proof for this allegation can be bonuses issued on district high-ranking officials at least once in two months and sometimes even every month. In parallel to it, district governors refused employees of museums in Kakheti region to increase their salaries (currently they get 40 GEL). The authorities alleged that there were not enough funds in the budget.
2009-01-15Electricity Cut off for Former Neighbors
2009-01-13Niko Orvelashvili: Georgia Turned Out the Only Idiotic Exception in the Field of Energetic Independence
When the entire Europe and all respectful state is eager to gain energetic independence from Russia, Georgia turned out the only idiotic exception whose government could not think of anything better but assigning the axis of Georgian energetic system to Russia; this station created basis for energetic independence for Georgia.
2009-01-12Traders Threaten with Demonstrations
2009-01-12“Inter RAO UES” And Georgia Signed Memorandum on Agreement Regarding “Enguri Hydro Electro Station”
2009-01-08Population Abandons Mountainous and Border Villages
Residents of the village of Erisimedi in Sighnaghi district has been using river water for drinking for six months already. Several families from Ilto Valley, who were damaged by natural disaster, are still homeless. If the river floods, locals cannot get in touch with district center because in 2005 the landslide destroyed the road. Village of Cheremi in Gurjaani district has not been supplied with electricity for 16 years. Because of extremely damaged road population has been separated from the world quite often. Officials promised to resolve their problems several times; but it mostly happened before elections. Large amounts are spent from local or central budget but because of unbearable conditions the population abandons the villages.
2009-01-07Hunger Striker in front of Batumi Prison # 3
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