SMI against Taxes to Farmers' Families
Albanian Daily News
Published February 6, 2018
The Socialist Movement for Integration Parliamentary Group reacted on Tuesday about the farmers charged with taxes for their wells usage. They accuse the government for the unfair actions by putting taxes they does not deserve.
"The SMI position in relation to the Water Reform and the integrated management of water resources is clear. We are all interested in a good management of the country's water resources and all the mechanisms, whether these fiscal incentives or regulatory mechanisms should best serve the management of water resources.
Farmers are charged with additional tax on the use of water resources. Water is life. Of course, a family farm in the village, the well is not only for irrigation but also for family use, for drinking water and for other uses. Therefore, the use of the tax, the application of the tax is a penalty, is an undeserved burden on farmer families, and of course is even more aggravated by their difficult financial and economic situation.
The government should be grateful to those who, through their sacrifices and their savings, have invested in drilling wells and in exploiting waterborne water resources,” said Panariti.