MIL-OSI Europe: Prime Minister about the AMCU: Audit must be transparent and impartial

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Source: Government of Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman insists on carrying out a large-scale and transparent examination of the Antimonopoly Committee’s activities, especially the cases of hampering and blocking of public procurement by the AMCU decisions. The Head of Government said this during a meeting with Head of the State Audit Service of Ukraine Lidiia Havrylova.

“The Government has approved a decision to carry out the inspection of the Antimonopoly Committee with regards to an extremely sensitive issue, which I hear from all over the country. Shortcomings or the possibility of not fully abiding by law in some cases are used by the Antimonopoly Committee to prevent holding of public procurement or to block them throughout the country. This leads to inefficient use of budget funds, violations of competition rules, creating of artificial obstacles to work throughout the country, etc.”, said Volodymyr Groysman. “I wanted this audit to be transparent, effective and impartial. It is vital for us to look into the situation inside the Antimonopoly Committee, who inhibits the processes, who contributes to inefficient work. And aftermath, your task is to prepare a report – with names, results – and inform the Ukrainian citizens. Publicity enhances responsibility”.

The Head of Government stressed that this report is much expected for. “I keep getting a number of complaints”, added Volodymyr Groysman.

Lidiia Havrylova confirmed the words of the Prime Minister and informed that numerous requests and complaints about the activities of the Antimonopoly Committee came from parliamentarians, from citizens, NGOs.

“This is an essential issue. We will demonstrate maximum transparency and constructive attitude while execution of the order”, said the Head of the State Audit Service.

Background

On Wednesday, June 13, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine commissioned the State Audit Service of Ukraine to conduct an audit of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine regarding the facts of delays in public procurement procedures. The issues at stake are the facts of termination, cancellation, or appeal of public procurement procedures which had led to the delay of the construction of objects, etc.

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