Europe Nikubaya!! Minister resigns after failing to reach firewood deadline

Moldova’s environment minister has resigned a day after the prime minister criticized her for not meeting a launch deadline for a website that should help people buy firewood for winter heating.

Iuliana Cantaragiu stepped down from her position on Thursday. In a statement on Facebook, she touted her record of reforms in the Environment Ministry and thanked people she worked with for their service. Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita accepted her resignation.

The prime minister criticized Cantaragiu during a government meeting on her failure to launch a service to help Moldovans buy firewood for the winter season. The web portal and a phone hotline were supposed to be launched on September 1.

Cantaragiu blamed unidentified “partners” involved in the development of the website for the delay and said it would be ready in two weeks. The prime minister observed that by that time the service would not be necessary.

“Things must be done on time so that the information is useful. A volunteer could create the website in a day,” Gavrilita noted, as quoted by the local media.

The minister was asked about the exchange during a press conference on the same day, with the media speculating that her resignation was looming. She said that falling behind the deadline was “absolutely normal” because “there are things outside of our control.”

In early August, the national forestry agency Moldsilva warned that Moldova could face a shortage of firewood due to increased demand amid the global energy crisis. The Environment Ministry said the portal would help prevent price gouging.

The proposal exposed the government to some mockery from citizens, who wondered if creating a website, the name of which means ‘firewood’ in Moldovan, was the best use of public funds.

Kuni :D:D:D

Waaah… the mighty Neanderthals and they space exploring civilizations are cutting down trees to heat their houses :smiley: . The kijiji NATO politburo of akina @Aka mpole should go into hiding.

Russia ni noma!!

Moldova is one of the poorest nations in Europe

Putin hachezi, you is showing them who the boss is.

Hakuna vile tuna weza export makaa huko urop. Hapa kitungu Una nukisha mbaya mbovu

Mungich sugu you just maybe on to something. al kebab pia na smuggling operations zao za makaa wakiwa na KDF pia wanaeza jitafutia operational budgets wanukishe kitunguu

Watatumia coal from South Africa and Australia

Cha mno ni eti mzungu amerudi kua primitive.

maumbwa vile huwa wanatu lecture juu ya green energy mpaka hatuwezi guza coal yetu . wakate miti kabisa

Mimi niko Murica and there is more than gas and water

Leo umesemwa ukwelo chief

We must burn our coal. WSR apuuze wazungu on this like he did on LGBTQ on CNN

hapanaaa we need the forest cover. lets mine coal enmasse

Picha ya Kuni unatuwekea tufanye Nini nayo? Wapi picha za Juliana na Natalia? Chinga!

Ango hapo sawa… we don’t need hio coal plant hapa, ata umeme installed capacity tunatumia kweli? Let’s mine coal ka ghassia tuuze yurop for the winter wajiweke moto tupunguze budget deficit na dollars

That is what am saying. We BURN our coal!