Members of the Movement "Mothers of the Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves" and the Association "Women of Podrinje" thanked the newly elected Sarajevo Mayor Benjamina Karic on Monday for visiting the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In their press statement, the mothers expressed gratitude to the Mayor of Sarajevo “for paying tribute to the victims of genocide at the beginning of her term, by visiting the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center.”
“She showed that women from every segment of society, with love and respect, can contribute to a better and more just world. We are sorry that we did not know about her visit, to welcome her and wish her luck in her further work. We call on all women in politics to be the drivers of positive changes in Bosnia and Herzegovina with their nobility and ability,” the statement said.
Sarajevo Mayor Benjamina Karic, with deputies Haris Basic and Anja Margetic, visited the Potocari Memorial Center Sunday and paid tribute to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, the largest massacre in Europe since World War II.
She said that she was surprised that there were no funds for the Memorial Center in the budget of the City of Sarajevo for 2021.
“I promised that I would provide funds in the supplementary budget for 2021 and that the City of Sarajevo will financially help the projects of the Memorial Center for the next four years,” Karic added.