Liozna: "Dazhynki" festival held at the cost of tax-payers

2012 2012-03-12T17:28:30+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Activist of the civil campaign "Our House" Mikalai Petryshenka applied to the Vitsebsk Regional Prouracy in connection with a publication in the Liozna district state-owned newspaper "Stsiah Peramohi" where the head of the local public utilities Aliaksandr Karneichyk explained that "the budge means which are issued this year – more than 576 million rubles, will be spent on paying the debts to the organizations which worked in the district during the preparation of the festival-fair for village workers "Dazhynki-2011".

That's why no major repairs of houses will be held in Liozna in 2012. It means that the "Dazhynki" festival was held for the money of tax-payers. At that time 14 building organizations from Vitsebsk, Orsha and Polatsk repaired more than 70 objects, which costs almost 40 milliard rubles.

According to Mikalai Petrushenka, the re-assignment of budget means to another category of expenditures is outside the powers of the public utilities. Moreover, Article 11.69 of the Code of Administrative Violations provides a fine for using money issued for major repairs for any other purposes.

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