Demands of the Citizens of Zavidovići, February 11, 2014

The Dissatisfied Citizens of Zavidovići submitted their demands to government offices at all levels on 11 February 2014. The group’s Facebook page is “Podržimo Narod Zavidovića” (We Support the People of Zavidovići). The original text of the demands is available here: Zavidovici_zahtjevi protestanata PRAVI. Note that duplicate headers were omitted to conserve space.

DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF THE ZAVIDOVIĆI MUNICIPALITY

ZAVIDOVIĆI, 11 February 2014

DEMANDS OF THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF ZAVIDOVIĆI

  1. Irrevocable resignation of the head of the municipality.
  2. Irrevocable resignation of all assistants to the head of the municipality.
  3. Irrevocable resignation of all members of the Municipal Council.
  4. To immediately form a municipal team for stabilizing the situation until new legislative and executive bodies of the municipal government are installed.
  5. To immediately form a Development Fund at the municipal level and through cooperation with the diaspora, higher levels of government, and international organizations, to enable the creation of new jobs for unemployed and demobilized soldiers, youth, and other residents who are able to work.
  6. To investigate the legality of the work of the Zavidovići municipality agency for the protection of veterans and the disabled, and to distribute all donations, nonreturnable funds and credits to the veterans, as well as other distributions of any kind, and then initiate investigations into the liability of those who abused their position.
  7. To immediately investigate the legality of all assistants to the head of the municipality and initiate investigations into the liability of those who abused their position.
  8. To provide all students with free bus transportation to school.
  9. To enable all students from the the Zavidovići municipality to get work experience in institutions and companies in the Zavidovići municipality.
  10. To limit the salary of the head of the municipality, all municipal agency employees, and employees of public companies to three times the average salary in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ZENICA-DOBOJ CANTON

  1. To replace the entire Government of the Zenica-Doboj Canton.
  2. That the Zenica-Doboj Canton Prosecutor’s Office begin and complete criminal investigations into all cases of corrupt dealings committed by canton functionaries.
  3. To immediately, in cooperation with the Federal ministry and municipal agency, make a one-time assistance payment to all demobilized soldiers, people registered at the unemployment bureau, and other socially vulnerable citizens of the Zavidovići Municipality.
  4. To limit the salaries of all institutional employees and representatives in the Zenica-Doboj Cantonal Assembly to three times the average salary in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  5. To provide the raw materials for the normal resumption of production of IP Krivaja Zavidovići until the completion of the privatization process.

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

  1. To replace the entire government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  2. To pass legislation for providing all members of the armed forces of BiH (Army of BiH, HVO, HOS, and police) an allowance according to the number of months that they served.
  3. To pass legislation to provide free medical treatment to all categories of unemployed and socially vulnerable citizens.
  4. To limit the salaries of all institutional employees and members of parliament at the Federal level to three times the average salary in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  5. For the responsible minister to immediately relieve the general director of IP Krivaja Zavidovići, Suad Džindo, from his duties and to begin the process of establishing criminal responsibility for abuse of position against the current and former board of directors of IP Krivaja Zavidovići.
  6. To immediately begin the process of abolishing the cantons in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE GOVERNMENT OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

  1. To replace the Council of Ministers of BiH.
  2. To pass legislation to abolish the financing of parliamentary parties from government budgets at all levels.
  3. To limit the salaries of all employees of institutions and members of parliament at the country level to three times the average salary in BiH.
  4. To pass legislation to make it impossible for one person to receive publicly funded salaries (e.g., salaries funded by government budgets or the revenues of public companies) for more than two (2) positions. 

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OF THE ZENICA-DOBOJ CANTON

  1. To initiate investigative procedures for all instances of abuse of position against all past and present company heads and directors of IP Krivaja (general directors, their assistants, and heads of Profit Centers).

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OF THE SARAJEVO CANTON

  1. That it immediately complete the investigative procedure for the case of the privatization of IP Krivaja through the formation of the company “Krivaja 1884” and prosecute those responsible.
  2. That it reexamine the legality of the the work of the bankruptcy manager and general director of IP Krivaja and prosecute those responsible for the loss of 16 million KM over the past 22 months of activity under their management.

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE MUNICIPAL COURT IN ZENICA

  1. That they immediately annul the sale of property of IP Krivaja  Zavidovići, completed by oral auction on 31 January 2014, and all attempts to sell property that have been initiated since then, and that they prohibit the sale of property until a new bankruptcy manager is appointed.
  2. That the chairperson of the municipal court immediately remove bankruptcy judge Ramo Ljevaković from the bankruptcy case of IP Krivaja Zavidovići.
  3. That the newly appointed bankruptcy judge immediately remove bankruptcy manager Hozić Muharem from his duties and appoint a new manager.
  4. That the existing valuation of the property of IP Krivaja be annulled, and that a new genuine valuation of the IP Krivaja company be completed.
  5. That the privatization of Krivaja be conditioned on the mandatory retention of all existing employees as well as the 172 employees who were illegally fired for not signing employment contracts with the company “Krivaja 1884.”
  6. That in cooperation with the Federal government it provide mandatory linking of employment tenure of all existing as well as all illegally fired employees of IP Krivaja (172 employees), from 3 January 2004 until the completion of the privatization process. [Translator’s note: meaning that those years will count as years worked when calculating retirement benefits.]

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE INDIRECT TAXATION AUTHORITY AND THE TAX ADMINISTRATION OF
THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

  1. To immediately collect all tax due from all commercial entities in the Zavidovići Municipality.
  2. To pass legislation requiring that all property confiscated during inspections, instead of being destroyed, be distributed to socially vulnerable populations of citizens.

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE FEDERAL AND CANTONAL ADMINISTRATIONS FOR INSPECTION ISSUES

  1. To immediately complete a review of employers’ tax contributions on the basis of years of employment for all commercial entities in the Zavidovići municipality, and to immediately order the payment of these obligations in accordance with years of employment plus any added years of employment-tenure of the workers.
  2. To forbid further operation of sports betting and hospitality facilities in the Zavidovići municipality that are operating illegally until the completion of audit procedures and payment of their obligations.

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DEMANDS THAT THE DISSATISFIED CITIZENS OF ZAVIDOVIĆI SUBMITTED TO
THE EMPLOYMENT BUREAU OF THE ZENICA-DOBOJ CANTON

  1. To immediately relieve from his duties as head of the Zavidovići Employment Bureau Ahmić Hazim, and to appoint  a new head of the agency.
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