At the end of last week, new complaints from livestock breeders and farmers from Pirinsko poured in to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Prosecutor’s Office against the director of the Regional Office “Agriculture” – Blagoevgrad Bozhidar Yosifov.
The reason for the tension escalating again are the refusals of the commissions appointed by him in the entire area to register the agreements of the farmers for the use of pastures and meadows, which until now they have exploited with the motive that they are the only ones who want them. A similar refusal 2 years ago was attacked in court by ex-deputy from Gotse Delchev Georgi Andonov and won the case. Now he is experiencing déjà vu and again reacts sharply to Minister Kiril Vatev with an appeal for urgent intervention.
On Friday, his wife was refused by the commission appointed by B. Yosifov at the Municipal Office “Agriculture” – Hadjidimovo to use the pastures in the land of the village of Gaitaninovo, registered as “white spots”, where the animals of their family farm have been grazing for years. The reason is that they had no competition and were the only candidate to use the land. Georgi Andonov commented to the Struma newspaper that the incident was not an isolated case, but a practice in the work of B. Yosifov, who was appointed in the summer as director of the Regional Office of Agriculture, and the victims were hundreds of users and owners. source: v. Struma photo : News24/7 bg