Deputy Prime Minister Erion Braçe commented on the arrest of the mayor of Lushnja, Fatos Tushe, for abusing a tender of 226 million ALL for the rehabilitation of an irrigation canal in Kolonjë.
Invited to the show “Frontline” with journalist Marsela Karapanço, Brace said that he does not discuss court decisions and that if the prosecution has evidence that there were abuses then let it go to the end.
“I did not engage in debates. I do not discuss court decisions. The Municipality of Lushnja has kept 5% of the guarantee fund and I have asked them to improve everything so that the canal leads to water. Even at the time of the cooperative there was no water. The issue is how the prosecution was done. The prosecution claims that there is evidence that the law has been violated to go to the end “- said Brace.
Asked about the accusations of former Prime Minister Sali Berisha that the “B” mentioned in the SPAK wiretaps that has 11 officials and businessmen so far under indictment, is Brace himself, he called it a slander and asked the SPAK to act and everyone knows who it is about, dismissing the claim that he may be the former prime minister.
“I remembered that this no longer exists. He is the most unpunished perpetrator in Albania. SPAK has its duty. This scum is all the time in the dark. Why “B” can not be Berisha? I have more honor and dignity than Sali Berisha. Everyone who knows us knows very well what it is all about. This case will go to court, I am here. “It is a slander raised by Sali Berisha,” he added.