About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:49 - 30 Jul.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili Appoints New Governor of Imereti
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 29 Dec.'09 / 15:46

President Saakashvili appointed Lasha Makatsaria, who previously served as the deputy head of the President’s administration, as a new governor of Imereti region.

Makatsaria replaced Mikheil Chogovadze, who was dismissed after a demolition of a World War II memorial in Kutaisi through explosion killed a mother and her daughter on December 19.

President Saakashvili said that these “absolutely innocent” people died as a result of “negligence and incompetence of a number of people, including officials.”

He expressed hope that “concrete perpetrators” would be held responsible. Three employees of a demolition company, SakPetkMretsvi, were arrested in connection to violation of safety standards while blowing up the memorial.

Saakashvili also said that the Imereti region needed “new blood” to ensure that all new projects planned in frames of “Kutaisi – Second Capital City” were implemented quickly and thoroughly.

“The situation, when the local authorities do not care for the fates of ordinary citizens, as I have witnessed myself during one of my recent visits to Kutaisi, should not reoccur,” Saakashvili said.

Meanwhile, speaking with reporters on December 29 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin once again criticized the Georgian authorities for demolishing the memorial.

“What they have done is yet another crime… especially as the people died,” RIA Novosti news agency quoted Putin as saying. “For them [the Georgian authorities] restoration of the monument in Moscow is another punch on the nose.”

Latest News
30 Jul.'16 18:49
Constitutional Court Judges in Public Row over High-Profile Cases
“It’s safe to say that the Constitutional Court is in crisis,” Parliament Speaker said.
29 Jul.'16 14:37
Geostat: 2.9% GDP Growth in H1’16
Real GDP grew 3.1% y/y in the second quarter of 2016, after 2.6% growth in the first quarter.
29 Jul.'16 13:35
Political Ratings in NDI-Commissioned Poll
More than third of likely voters were undecided, according to poll fielded more than three months before elections.
29 Jul.'16 10:21
Defense Minister, State Minister for Reconciliation Resign, Effective Aug.1
PM has yet to name new ministers for two cabinet posts, which will become vacant next week.
28 Jul.'16 18:45
Investigators Interview Constitutional Court Judges over Alleged Pressure
Constitutional Court chair met Chief Prosecutor on July 28, a day after meeting the Prime Minister.
27 Jul.'16 17:51
Hungary’s FM Visits Tbilisi, Says EU Should Grant Visa-Free Travel to Georgia ‘Immediately’
He also said Hungary wants Georgia “to be invited in NATO as soon as possible.”
27 Jul.'16 15:19
Central Bank Cuts Key Rate to 6.75%
The central bank said that the key rate “is expected to be cut to 6% in a mid-term period.”
27 Jul.'16 13:27
NDI-Commissioned Public Opinion Survey
The poll shows respondents’ attitudes towards broad range of issues, among them foreign policy.
26 Jul.'16 23:05
Tbilisi Says Local Man ‘Physically Assaulted by Occupying Troops’ at S.Ossetia Administrative Border
The incident occurred close to the village of Kirbali of Gori municipality, southeast of Tskhinvali.
26 Jul.'16 15:19
Addressing Georgian Diplomats, PM Speaks of Foreign Policy Priorities
Georgian diplomacy should be capable of being adapted to fast changing int’l situation, he said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
16