Airports of Montenegro helps out family and friendsThe CEO of Airport’s of Montenegro, which runs both Podgorica and Tivat airports, Milovan Djuričković, has employed half of his family and fellow party members at the airport in another show of corruption and political nepotism in the aviation industry in the EX-YU region.
Djuričković has employed his son to the position of vice Head of Security and his daughter’s husband at the airport’s Finance Department. Another three of the CEO’s cousins have also been employed at the airport since he took over at the helm of the company, one of which is the head of the Technical Division. Furthermore, Djuričković has extended a warm hand to fellow members of the governing Social Democratic Party of Montenegro. Ivana Brajović, wife of the Minister of the Interior, Dragan Brajović, recently found employment at Podgorica Airport while Hazera Rastoder, wife of Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has been awarded with a position at the airport’s Archives Department. Hazera previously worked at a newspaper stand. Over the 2011 summer season, thirty out of the total seventy seasonal workers at Podgorica Airport were members and activists of the capital city branch of the Social Democratic Party. The same party is in charge of the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs.
Djuričković has not found the latest revelations as worthy of a comment. The CEO of Airport’s of Montenegro recently spoke out against attempts to privatise the company. The Montenegrin daily “Dan” considers that Djuričković has already completed the privatisation himself by employing family and party members. By the end of October, Montenegro’s two airports handled a combined total of 1.152.586 passengers, an increase of 7.2% compared to the same period last year.