On the occasion of yesterday’s action for the World Environment Day and the award ceremony for Entity Ministries, Center for environment received a charter for Selective environmental justice from the Ministry of Urban Planning, Construction and Ecology. With the same shipment, we have returned the charter we assigned yesterday to Minister Srebrenka Golić for a multi-annual contribution to the Republic of Srpska air pollution.
“We consider hypocritical your ignorance on air pollution issues and lack of responsibility for the real state of the country. The fact remains that we are the most polluted country in Europe, and as we can see from this reaction, the Ministry has time to send to Center a charter, instead of taking serious steps to address and solve the issue of pollution, “said Duška Kudra, Coordinator of the Energy and Climate Change Program.
Our organization got this response in less than 24 hours, which is the shortest time period we have received an answer without the legal deadline limit. Seems like the Minister Golić is more concerned about her reputation, which in our opinion can’t be cleaned even by the all rivers in Republic of Srpska.
“Such a groundless attack on one of the most serious and most important environmental organizations at the level of the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina, I consider it to be an inexcusably ignorant. Your common question “Who pays us to be silent” is becoming ridiculous and redundant. You should remember that we are not silent, and in all fairness you are not the one paying us. Citizens pay you, while you waste their hard earned money! Who takes this responsibility? “Said Nataša Crnkovic, president of the Center for Environment.
Minister Golić expects us to carry out activities that are within her competence. It seems that the Minister Golić either does not know or doesn’t understand her obligations. This kind of move has shown the quality and work of the ministry to be able to react to pollution or environmental hazards. It is obvious that they do not have the information that the Center for Environment has been involved for a long time and is monitoring these activities (one example is submitting comments to the Ministry of Commerce). As a non-governmental organization, we are here to review and review the work of competent institutions rather than to perform their work for them.
Although we received a charter without any signatures, stamps or memos of the Ministry, we will keep it! It is here to reminds us of the Ministry’s inability to resist any bigger problem and to take credit for its (no) work!