2009-01-30Because of Negligence of Policemen Museums Are Robbed
Over 20 facts of robbery in museum occurred during last several years in Kakheti region. District police departments have launched criminal investigation on all of them; however, no incidents have been resolved yet.
2009-01-29A Kindergarten instead of Disevi
Suliko Begheluri, IDP from the village of Disevi now shelters in Gori Kindergarten # 10 together with his wife. Venera Laghoshvili, the wife of Suliko Begheluri says that the government did not assign a cottage to them because they are only two in the family. They have not received a compensation of 10 000 GEL from the government yet as well.
2009-01-28Seven Years in Prison for Drinking Vodka
Gurjaani district court is judging 28-year-old Amiran Tsertsvadze. Criminal case materials and testimonies of the witnesses interrogated at the trial, expose that very drunken Tsertsvadze swayed into the booth of other person located next to his father’s house and drank vodka. Although the prosecutor blames the accused person for the attempt of thievery because he illegally entered the strange house. Consequently, Tsertsvadze is charged under the criminal code and prosecutor demands 7-year of imprisonment for him.
2009-01-28People Are Demanded to Return to Knolevi Village
Residents of Knolevi village in Kareli district, who shelter in the building of Rustavi Vocational College # 17, are demanded to return to their village; whilst people are afraid to go there. Knolevi borders with Znauri district that is controlled by occupants. Checkpoint of occupants is opened at the one side of the village and Ossetian militants are deployed on the other side.
2009-01-28Local Budgets Do Not Meet Real Needs of Population
According to the Law of Georgia on “Single Budget of Local Self-Governance”, draft budget shall be published at least one month before the municipality board starts discussion on it. In this case, citizens shall be able to participate in decision-making process. Local government does not implement this responsibility imposed by the law. Consequently, the residents of the region do not have information about the local budget, what projects shall be funded from it and how efficiently the budget sums shall be spent. Similar information should be spread by media sources.
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.
2009-01-20Lonely 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.
2009-01-14Teacher Blames Director for Labor Trafficking
Eka Jandieri, a resident of Telavi, blames Nino Vakelishvili, director of Telavi Public School # 5, for labor trafficking. Jandieri claims that she has worked at school for one year without any salary. Besides that, deputy director made her to look after her little grandchild and ordered to do various jobs at school.
2009-01-13The Public Defender of Georgia Demands Shalva Ramishvili’s Early Release from Prison
Sozar Subari, the Public Defender of Georgia applied to Zurab Adeishvili, Minister of Justice of Georgia for early and conditional release of Shalva Ramishvili, journalist.
2009-01-13Public Defender Requests To Set Up Investigation Commission within Parliament
Georgian Public Defender petitioned to Davit Bakradze, chairperson of the Georgian Parliament and requested to establish parliamentary commission to investigate the case on secret meeting on November 4, 2007.
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.
2009-01-09Fiasco of Reformed Court
Prosecutor announced court decision before judge
Lia Otarashvili, judge at Gurjaani district court, completely satisfied the solicitation of the prosecutor’s office and 22-year-old Bidzina Sepiashvili, champion of Georgia in boxing and 19-year-old Spartak Saltkhutsishvili, football player, were sentenced to two-month pre-trial detention. Although attorneys requested bail and personal warranty instead of imprisonment of the detainees, representatives of NGOs and journalists were informed by Prosecutor Giorgi Kokiashvili in advance that the court was going to impose two-month imprisonment on young people.
2009-01-08Head of Police Threatens Journalists
Soso Martashvili, the head of Gurjaani Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA), terrorizes Kakheti regional journalists for covering illegal arrest of sportsmen. The police authority warned the journalists unless they stop working on the sportsmen’s case, drugs might be planted not only on them (journalists) but also on their family members.
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.
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