We do not understand!
30.01.2012 00:00Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation after checking the use of budget funds for financial assistance of Abkhazia pointed out to violations of fiscal discipline on the total amount of 143.3 million of rubles. It is also reported that the implementation of allocated funds is slow and makes up 46.6%.
Ordinary citizens will consider it as an emergency case! According to the information of press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers, the government suggests it AS something inessential, and the conclusions of the Accounts Chamber been biased. Let us suppose that the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation is not right in all, I agree that the delay in financing naturally delays the start of work, and in fact some cases have been referred to the General' Prosecutor Office. But it is better to explain to the citizens correctly through concrete facts from the TV screen than to extend limited information from which people understand not a lot.
More obscure looks the answer of press service of the Cabinet of Ministers to the Raul Khajimba’s comment in the "Nuzhnaya Gazeta" with a rather questionable humor and almost nothing per se.
The inability to explain their achievements and failures is a system error of our authorities. A recent extensive press conference seemed to lay a new trend - to communicate directly with people, without avoiding to discuss any topics. But the situation with the report of the Accounts Chamber proves again that the authorities do not understand the importance of a transparent information policy.
It is not enough to write dryly that "Works on these sites actually have been completed, but the Russian side does not recognize this fact, since the calculations are made not between the client and the contractor, but between the contractor and subcontractor, as well as that the state customer performed advance payments for future works".
Citizens want to know what is the need of sub-contractors (it is clear that a spare instance raises the price of extra process), that was the reason for the advance payments, etc. If something is really done, and the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation for some reason does not see to the point (it happens with all), you can shoot it with the camera and show on TV for the citizens to look!
Let at least the Minister of Finance speak on TV and do a thorough analytical review on what has been done and what not, and why not done, so we also understand what is happening in reality.
And then in the public transport people will not talk about who and what amount is stolen from the pockets of taxpayers. And the term "misappropriation of funds" will stop teasing us with its mystery.