Shklou District Council concerned over abuses of its members

2013 2013-04-01T21:12:23+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The question "On law-abidance and norms of deputies' ethics" was considered at the latest session of Shklou District Council. As stated by Shklou district newspaper "Udarnyi Front", the reason for that was the recent increase in the number of abuses by deputies of councils of all levels in Mahiliou region and the city of Mahiliou.

The informational note "On law-abidance and norms of deputies' ethics" was read at the session by Aliaksei Chelak, the head of the regular commission of the district council on law-abidance, public order, civil rights and crime prevention. According to him, the cases of law abuses by deputies of various level have increased recently in Mahiliou and Mahiliou region. Deputies abuse their office powers, steal state property, violate the traffic rules, drive drunk, showing a bad example for other citizens. Mr. Chepak drew a number of concrete examples, including in Shklou district. Mikhail Paulovich, the head of Shklou District Council, had to remind the deputies that they had been elected by the people and therefore needed to strictly abide by the laws of the Republic of Belarus and the norms of deputies' and human ethics.

We should remind that recently Shklou district has been shattered by a series of corruption scandals with the involvement of local officials. Pitifully enough, the investigation of these is held in the conditions of zero publicity in the area where Aliaksandr Lukashenka was born.