The Parliament of Montenegro elected the country’s 44th government today with Milojko Spajić as Prime Minister.
The new Minister of Mining and Energy is Saša Mujović, dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Podgorica. President of the Municipality of Kolašin Vladimir Martinović became the Minister of Tourism, Ecology, Sustainable Development and Development of the North.
In his exposé, Prime Minister Milojko Spajić said energy is a great development opportunity for Montenegro and pointed to two directions of action for his cabinet, Vijesti reported. The first is the adoption of the new energy development strategy.
Spajić: Energy is a great opportunity for development
The government also plans to implement a detailed analysis and produce a study on the maximum capacity of solar power plants and wind farms that can be built in Montenegro, without endangering the stability of the power system. It will also start the construction of a capital energy facility based on a techno-economic analysis of various existing solutions, but also new ones.
The second line of action is short-term planning and improving the existing energy infrastructure. The new government intends to upgrade the distribution grid with new lines and substations with the aim of enhancing the quality of power supply to consumers, especially in the coastal region and the winter tourist centers of Žabljak and Kolašin.
The dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering will be in charge of energy
Saša Mujović was born in 1978 in Kotor. He completed his elementary and high school education in Podgorica in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Podgorica in 2001.
Mujović was awarded as the best student in the class, according to the biography on the faculty’s website.
He received his master’s and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering as well, in 2004 and 2010, respectively.
In January 2002, he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Podgorica as a teaching assistant. He was appointed assistant professor in 2011 and associate professor in 2016.
Since 2019, he has been the dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Podgorica and a member of the Senate of the University of Montenegro
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Montenegro from 2007 to 2009, and a member of the Center for Young Scientists at the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts from 2011 to 2018.
From 2013 to 2019, he served as vice dean at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Since 2019, he has been serving as the dean of the faculty and a member of the Senate of the University of Montenegro.
His research interests include power quality, exploitation and power system planning, and smart grids. Spajić’s party Movement Europe Now! (PES) nominated Mujović for the ministerial position.
President of the Municipality of Kolašin will be in charge of the environment
Vladimir Martinović was born in Kolašin, where he finished elementary and high school. He graduated in 2012 from the Faculty of Law in Podgorica with an average grade of 8.34 out of 10, and in 2013 he completed specialist studies at the faculty’s department of justice with an average grade of 10. He also graduated from the School of Democratic Leadership.
During his studies, he was a representative and member of the faculty’s debate club, with which he won numerous awards, according to the website of the Municipality of Kolašin.
He was employed in a law office in Podgorica.
Martinović was nominated by his Demokratska Crna Gora party for the position. He has been its vice president since June 2015.
He has been a member of parliament since August 2020. Martinović is in three committees. He is also a deputy member of the Parliamentary Committee for Stabilization and Association.
He was elected as president of the Municipality of Kolašin on December 18, 2022.