On January 18, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with the people of the Gudauta District.
Head of the Gudauta secondary school no.1 Valiko Tania commented in his speech on the events of the national movement of liberation of the people of Abkhazia from 1967 to 1989. He remarked that in that period, the intelligentsia showed an example of true unity and an ability to debate and resist the injustice.
“Those actions helped to preserve the state and the people. What kind of an example do young people have today? If someone is wrong, then one should come and talk calmly about the state of things. What is the purpose of distracting people from work and making them gather in Sukhum? We want one thing – prosperity. It is not bad but there are appropriate methods to become rich. If we do not change our behaviour, then we will not be able to develop our state.
We did not manage to solve our internal confrontations. If we do not end them, we have no prospects”, - said Valiko Tania.
The main theses of the speech of the Head of the secondary school no.1 Valiko Tania were also supported by a member of the Council of Elders Shota Kapba and Head of the secondary school in the village of Zvandripsh Djuma Gabunia.
National poet of Abkhazia Rushbey Smyr also participated in the meeting.
Prime Minister Beslan Bartsits remarked that despite the difficulties and the events in the village of Primorskoe in 2017, the leadership of the Gudauta District completed its tasks. The Prime Minister spoke about the projects that have been completed and the future projects to develop the Gudauta District as part of the Investment program of assistance to the socio-economic development of Abkhazia. This includes the repair of electrical substations, the replacement of elevators, the repair of apartment buildings, the replacement and installation of water supply networks in a number of villages, the construction of a kindergarten in New Athos and the restoration of a school building in the village of Lykhny.
The Head of State gave a speech assessing the socio-economic situation and the recent political events in the state and also responded to the questions from the meeting’s participants.
Before the start of the event, the President examined the building under construction of the Sergey Dbar Museum of the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia.