Giorgi Kopadze: “We promise to involve worthy Armenians in local self-government bodies, and there are a lot of such Armenians in our city”
Citizens of Akhaltsikhe will elect a new mayor on June 15. In light of this, Akhaltskha.Net’s correspondent sat down for an interview with mayoral candidate of Akhaltskha from the “Georgian Dream” political party, Mr. Giorgi Kopadze.
Akhaltskha.Net: Mr. Kopadze, you were mayor of Akhaltsikhe in the 1990s. Why did you decide to run in these elections?
Giorgi Kopadze: I was born in Akhaltsikhe, and I am aware of the citizens’ needs and problems. I know the problems facing the citizens on all streets and in all districts and will try to solve those problems with my team. It’s important for me to turn Akhaltsikhe into a modern city. My main objective is to make my city beautiful and create a comfortable environment for all citizens, including Georgians and Armenians.
Akhaltskha.Net: You have meetings with citizens on a daily basis. What are their main problems of concern?
G. K.: They have many problems, but the major problem is the lack of jobs, drinking water and sewerages. There is also a lack of playgrounds for children. If elected, I will solve the problems with sewerages within the city and on the internal roads, as well as the problem with renovating the yards of multi-story buildings.
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