11 Apr 2014
The Chairman of Ajara AR Government Archil Khabadze has held the special briefing today and responded the demonstrators blocking the road in Gonio.
„While 271 families living in Gonio lost all three court instances due to the agricultural land expropriation, we have demonstrated our good will and readiness to re-examine the issue of lands in Goinio. We know that too much os them are illegally seized.
Joint Government Commission will be set up next week, which will examine each case and put recommendations about the lands. The Commission will be consisted of representatives of Ajara Government, the Supreme Council, NGOs and other stakeholders (Gonio inhabitants). Two stakeholders should be presented by the end of this day willing to join the commission.
The announcement was done at the beginning of the week, but it seems that certain forces are interested in people's irritation. I would urge people to disperse and release the road,”- Archil Khabadze said.