PM Gakharia appoints Mikheil Daushvili new business ombudsman

"For me it is a great honour to be Business Ombudsman,” said Daushvili. Photo: 1TV., 14 Nov 2019 - 14:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has appointed a new business ombudsman, Mikheil Daushvili, earlier today.

For me it is a great honour to be Business Ombudsman,” said Daushvili.

Mikheil Daushvili thanked PM Giorgi Gakharia for trust and spoke about the main challenges in the country.

The main mandate and responsibility of a Business Ombudsman is to be a major supporter of business rights and legitimate interests,” said Daushvili.

Daushvili said that the main challenge for the country is creating new jobs and developing a social and supportive environment for the Georgian population. He said that in order to reach this goal, supporting and developing business is crucial.

The new Georgian Business Ombudsman Daushvili said that the main function of the Business Ombudsman’s Office will be to find out all the problems businesses have in the country, meet with representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as large enterprises and help them solve these problems.

Georgian Business Ombudsman Irakli Lekvinadze resigned on November 11, citing "agreed alternative plans" as the reason for his resignation.

Irakli Lekvinadze had held the position of Business Ombudsman since January 2018.