Naval Radars Scandal, SMI Appeal for Hearing Sessions
Albanian Daily News
Published October 30, 2017
The vice-chairman of Socialist Movement for Integration (SMI) Luan Rama appealed to the National Security Committee during the Monday's meeting to include in its agenda a series of hearing sessions focused on the naval radars scandal. He asked for a hearing session with the law enforcement bodies responsible for the radars' functioning. However, this request was overruled by the committee's chairwoman, Ermonela Felaj.
"I proposed a cycle of hearing sessions starting with the General Director of the State Police, Haki Çaki on view of the fact that he was the first to denounce this problem, the NIS General Director, Visho Ajazi Lika and the Army's Chief of Staff, Bardhyl Kollçaku due to the importance of this matter related to the national security and maritime space monitoring.
However, the refractory attitude against my proposal to guarantee one more time the civilian control over the Albanian Armed Forces (AAF), which is the responsibility of the parliament, to guarantee the transparency of how the public funds are administered through the contracts and procurement procedures and above all to hold accountable in front of the parliament or elsewhere whoever whose actions or omissions have led to malfunctioning of the radar system in essence proves the majority's irresponsibility, lack of willingness and seriousness of exercising the constitutional attributes of the commission and the parliament," declared Luan Rama.
He stressed that SMI is more than determined to unveil the truth about this scandal that hampers national security.