Irakli Alasania, leader of opposition Our Georgia-Free Democrats (OGFD) party, met with newly appointed secretary of National Security Council (NSC), Giga Bokeria, on December 10.
OGFD said its leader wanted to receive information about the government’s plans to address problems of residents living in the areas adjacent to breakaway South Ossetia’s administrative border.
Alasania visited some of those villages of the Shida Kartli region last week and criticized the authorities for paying no attention to the needs of local residents there, saying that because of government’s “irresponsible policy” those villages face the threat of being disserted.
In a letter sent to President Saakashvili on December 6, Alasania called on the authorities to allocate at least GEL 15 million to provide social assistance to the residents of about 80 villages during the winter period. Alasania also said in the same latter, that the President’s pledge two months ago to provide those villages with flour and firewood had not been delivered.
OGFD said that during the meeting Bokeria and Alasania also discussed country’s security-related issues.