On April 12 at 14:00 the center of Prishtina will be covered by potatoes in case that the Government of Kosova will not compensate them over 60 000 tons of potato, and they request 0.07 cents per kilogram, a price that is considered lower than usually.
This announcement was made by the Federation of Trade Union of Kosova Farmers (FSBK), called on behalf of potato producers of Municipality of Prishtina, Podujeva and Vushtrri, because according to...
This announcement was made by the Federation of Trade Union of Kosova Farmers (FSBK), called on behalf of potato producers of Municipality of Prishtina, Podujeva and Vushtrri, because according to them, 70% of potatoes have not been sold.
The head of FSBK, Tahir Tahiri said that there is only one possibility to give up on protest. According to him, it is to compensate the damage.
The dissatisfaction of farmers will be expressed on April 12 by bringing the potatoes to the square Skenderbeu and Mother Theresa, and they will throw them here. However, if the Government will call FSBK, the potato producers and the councils of protests for dialogue and if they will find a compromise to compensate the damage of the remaining potatoes, then we will give up on the protest. Otherwise, we will not give up on the protest, neither the potato producers, nor the FSBK, Tahiri said.
It seems that this time the farmers are more understandable, they have requested for the price per kilogram to be compensated with only 0.07 cents.
The farmers request to be paid by 0.07 cents, although each year they have sold the potato up to 0.35 cents, but this year due to the current situation, the farmers agree to be paid half of the expenses by 0.07 cents per kilogram. The Government owes it to them, because it has deceived them, Tahiri said.
However, with regard to removal of the reference price by Albania, which is returned to 14 cents, Tahiri said that they are late, as the potatoes durability lasts for another 10 days.