Site Profiles: Interviewee Areas of Kosovo
Obilic/ Obiliq & Vučitrn/ Vushtrri Municipality: Plemetina Village, Plemetina Camp, Crkvena Vodica and Prilužje
lies in Vučitrn/
population has complete freedom of movement as far south as the Plemetina Camp.
After, they have none. The secondary road through Prilužje that leads to
Mitrovica cannot be safely used past northern Prilužje.
Kosovo Polje- Mitrovica/ Zvecan train runs through Prilužje twice a day. UNMIK
buses run several times a week to Plemetina, Obilić town and Gracanica.
Economy & Infrastructure
has one restaurant (that often runs out of food) and a few private homes that
have been converted into cafes/ bars. There are a few hairdressers’ salons, a
ill-stocked pharmacy, and several shack-shops that sell beer, cigarettes, coffee
and other items. Produce is produced and sold locally. Prilužje also has a
cultural center and radio station.
hosts a non-operating textile mill. Most
of Prilužje’s inhabitants worked for KEK before June of 1999. After, they
were all fired.
is 80- 90% unemployed. The Roma are almost all unemployed.
service has been disconnected by PTK for non-payment. Like Plemetina, Prilužje
is not within Mobtel’s mobile coverage reach. Alcatel phone numbers and
credits are too expensive for most villagers.
is better in Prilužje than
has a primary and secondary school. A medical secondary school has many students
from Plemetina. Most Serbs have completed secondary school.
has between 3000-3300 Serbs. Roughly 500 are IDPs.
Who We Were, Who We Are: Kosovo Roma Oral Histories
©Bobby Anderson 2003-2009. All rights reserved.
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