Failure, Blunder Or A Deliberate Distortion Of The Truth?
It has come to the attention of the local people, that the previous mayor of Kos, Mr. Kiritsis, with the approval of the City Council, attended the 234th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the USA, at our expense.
For the last 14 years, it is known that the City Council allows and approves ‘business trips’ abroad and within Greece for municipal employees and Council officials of Kos. This procedure began in 1999, and is common place for local officials, using local taxpayers money, to attend such ‘business’ trips. Mr. Kiritsis, was opposed to this procedure and voiced his disapproval on many occasions. However, Mr. Kiritsis who had stated that he wanted to ‘restore’ local government legitimacy, may not have been so honest himself!
It has come to light that many a trip was approved and embarked upon, by Mr. Kiritsis himself. Including the 234th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the USA. It is therefore understandable that the local people of Kos in these hard times, who witness day in day out, the sacrifices being made by the island, feel hard done by.
Translated by Emma Stuart