Challenge to all government’s branches
06.06.2012 00:00It is my pleasure to acknowledge my post-election pessimism unfounded towards a new parliament, whose activity is pleasantly surprising. The state can entirely and harmoniously develop just having a strong legislature to control an executive branch. Perhaps we will witness a new period in the history of the Abkhazian state, when a strong president and a strong parliament in joint and not hidden fighting will be able to break the situation and create opportunities for the country’s real development.
But what is a strong president and a strong parliament?
Yesterday's enlarged session of the Parliamentary Budget Committee, credit institutions, tax and finance, discussed the report of the National Bank, has once again revealed painful problems, without solving them we can not develop further.
For example, non-returned loans in Abkhazia for an enormous amount of three billion rubles – let me remind you that the same amount Russia allocated for a year not so long ago. I can not say that the state is not trying to return money, modest attempts have been made: 377 court decisions, committing the debtor to return loans totaling 438 million rubles, but these solutions are not fulfilled. We have no institute of bailiffs - for years the Parliament has not adopted an essential law for its creation. According to our legislation, if a citizen fails to comply with the court's decision within three months, he becomes a persecuted person, but none of the 377 debtors has not been punished.
A joyless picture comes out. Judiciary making right decisions, but they are not fulfilled, and thus it looks ludicrous and toothless. A legislative power without ensuring legal basis for the execution of decisions looks irresponsible. The executive branch, which does not punish debtors, simply looks like a shy little girl afraid of even to threaten bad men with a finger.
In short, there is a privileged cohort of people who can receive loans from a private bank which receives state money from the National Bank, and don’t return! The funniest thing is that there was not even an intelligible attempt to recover two and a half billion remained out of the judicial attention. This is absolutely unimaginable in a legal state, the building of which we like to talk about with a quiet pathos.
In fact, such a situation is a direct challenge to all government’s branches.
Neither a strong president, strong parliament nor a strong judicial system can be of any talk!
A possibility of obtaining a loan and a necessity to return it, is the basis of functioning of a financial system. How can it work if the government is ashamed to ask the debtor to repay money? What kind of financial discipline, we can talk about, if a person takes a loan with an alleged purpose for business development, and buys a foreign car or furniture - guys, well, we live in the XXI century, let us not making fun of each other!
If the government does not really try to solve this problem in the nearest future, we will have to say goodbye to a hope for a stable development of the country. But we want to have a strong president, strong parliament and a strong court – eventually, do we continue to stagnate, rather than to create a working financial system capable to ensure the prosperity of the country?