The meeting planned by Saeima Audit Committee has been cancelled because members of the committee agreed not to view violations uncovered in activities of Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks without the presence of officials from Riga City Council.
Instead the committee plans to ask the governing ministry to evaluate actions of municipal officials, as confirmed by the head of the committee, Andris Berzins.
On Wednesday, 28 October, Public Expenditure and Audit Committee planned to view results of State Audit’s inspection over at Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks. Representatives from Economy Ministry, Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry, State Audit and Riga City Council were invited to take part in this meeting.
«We had sent an invitation to Riga City Council two weeks ago. We stated that it would be best if one of the high-rank Riga City Council officials could attend the meeting. Unfortunately, officials of Riga City Council failed to find even one hours of free time to provide explanations about the situations in Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks,» – said the committee’s chairman.
Up until now state and municipal officials have not been this evasive when it comes to taking responsibility and explaining flaws uncovered during inspections. Riga City Council is the first institution high-rank officials of which have failed to find the time to provide any explanations to the parliament.
«I would like to emphasize that the failure of high-rank officials to attend this meeting will not save them from taking responsibility. With that, we plan to include the matter of Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks to the committee’s agenda within the next couple of weeks,» – said Berzins.
BNN had previously reported that the prosecutor’s office has decided to launch a criminal process in relation to violations of regulations uncovered at Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks.
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