Economy and the Democratic Party’s platform for the economy have been the focus of the meetings that the democrat leader, Lulzim Basha is holding with people around the country. In a meeting he had with workers of a clothing manufacture in Korça, he pointed out the main problems that the country’s economy is facing.
“By increasing taxes, bills and production costs, the government is forcing businesses to choose between cutting salaries or increasing prices. This in turn may lead to closure and redundancies”, he said. Meanwhile, he also presented the economic alternative of the Democratic Party, which includes the reduction of the price of fuel by 300 lek per liter, the reduction of the price of electricity by 35% for manufactures and the introduction of a 9% flat tax. According to him, all of this will not only make businesses in the country more competitive, but at the same time, it will also lead to pay rises and the opening of new jobs. “Albania needs a government that cares about people like a parent cares about his child”, the democrat leader said. Meanwhile he also supplied other facts, which, according to him, show that there are stark contrasts in the country. “The fact that citizens have been denied the opportunity to vote freely is behind all of these bad things that the country is going through. This is why I call upon you to join the protest not only to remove Edi Rama, but to bring change in the country. We need to make a national pact to build a different Albania that Albanians and the youth wants”, he told supporters, inviting them to participate in the March 16 protest.
Meanwhile, economy was also at the focus of another meeting that he had with residents of Ura Vajgurore. According to Basha, Albania is the only country that does not subsidize farmers and stressed that he will establish equality in the market. “Investments on roads, water systems, energy or IT have never been this low. Where have the hundreds of millions of euros gone? In the hands of five people. These people have been given all the contracts for public works”, Basha said.