The British Ambassador to Kosovo Ruairi O’Connell said today at the conference of the British Embassy on recruiting of senior leading positions in civil service and independent institutions, that corruption and nepotism are the two most serious problems that Kosovo is facing.
“The success of this project is success of Kosovo, but its failure also belongs to Kosovo. Neither we as embassies nor partners make decisions. Decisions are made by Kosovo officials,” he said.
“Unfortunately, this year we have nominations of unqualified in positions. Kosovo Agency for Verification of Properties is such an example,” he said. He also mentioned a case when a qualified individual was not nominated in a position.
“Such approach is destroying institutions as we can see the case of the Post. We have not given up from Kosovo because we believe in active citizens who will seek account from their elected. We believe that their governing will improve only with professionalism,” he said.
“This Embassy and the American one reacted to the decision of the Assembly to nominate Naser Shala as director of the executive secretariat of the Agency for Comparison and Verification of Property,” O’Connell said.