The DSS supports the establishing of a commercial Council for Kikinda, since we feel that this Council will be able to survey and offer solutions about the economic atmosphere in the town. Furthermore, we will be proposing to Mr. Nenad Grbic, in charge of the economy at the municipality council, for a Foreign Investors’ Council to also be established which would be made up of the representatives of foreign companies operating in Kikinda. We feel that the advantages of Kikinda to potential foreign investors would best be presented by their countrymen, who know the best way of talking to them, says Milenko Jovanov, a member of the Executive Board of the DSS and the regional spokesperson of the DSS for Vojvodina.
- It’s well known that the DSS has publicly warned that the situation of the Kikinda commerce is bad, and that potential investors are being offered much more than in other countries or municipalities in Serbia. These words were confirmed by the president of the Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Naturally, it shouldn’t be particularly explained that Mr. Sebek, as the president of the Regional Chamber of Commerce has any interest in publicly repeating what the DSS has been saying for years. Also, no political ties should be sought in this, since it is familiar that Mr Shebek while politically active, always opted for the complete opposite than what was advocated by the DSS. So it is plain now for all to see that the situation in Kikinda in terms of the economy is very bad, and that we have been treating investors most inadequately.
That is why the DSS is supporting the establishment of a Commercial Council for Kikinda and a Foreign Investors’ Council the representatives of which would be the representatives of foreign companies operating in Kikinda. We feel that the advantages of Kikinda to potential foreign investors would best be presented by their countrymen, who know the best way to successfully talk to them.
That we were right about this issue, shows the fact that the representatives of the municipality that went to Italy to talk with the representatives of the business people there, who brought along the heads of companies already operating in Kikinda so as to present the reasons for investment into our city.
Also, it’s completely plain that the foreign investors would much rather believe their countrymen than the representatives of every municipality in Serbia. That is why we will motion a proposal to those in charge at the municipality to form this body, because we feel that the situation could best be repaired in that way– Jovanovic concludes.