While millions are being stolen from the budgets of all regions of Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya’s “businessmen” are not far behind.
Thus, in the first quarter of 2019, 23.485 million UAH was allocated from the Zaporizhia city budget for the elimination of landfills, branches, leaves and cleaning the territory (including the clearance of 6,032 tons of foliage and 1,900 tons of branches).
The removal of branches and leaves tender was played out among the companies controlled by the majority of the City Council. Practically in all districts of the city, tenders for the clearance of spontaneous dumps were won by the “Veltum-Zaporizhia” company controlled by Ruslan Bozhko. In reality, this company does not have the equipment for the disposal of dumps but certainly knows how to hire the subcontractors necessary and beneficial to Mr. Bozhko but not to the townspeople of Zaporizhia. It is known that under the guise of clearing supposedly “spontaneous dumps”, “Veltum” transport both foliage and branches to the landfill, violating the norms of the law. I wonder if the experts of the tender committees in the district administrations took this into account when considering the proposals of the winning companies, and will the environmental inspectors take this into account when conducting inspections at the landfills?
Another attempt to make citizens pay more money is the proposed increase in the rate of accumulation of garbage per person that will be discussed at the next session of the city council.
Our “businessmen” are trying to make more money in the “Veltum” by any means necessary if only it will increase the income of Bozhko and his accomplices. If the rate of accumulation of garbage per or any other tariff can be increased (and citizens of Zaporizhia are constantly complaining about the ridiculous tariff rates), our crooks will find another way to get into the pockets of taxpayers. And it does not matter that the savings rates were revised by the decisions of the Zaporozhye City Executive Committee on March 27, 2015, and February 23, 2018, and should be revised on the basis of Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. 1070 of December 10, 2008, and based on the conclusions of state institutions no more than once every 5 years. Housing and communal services department, on the basis of simple calculation of the carrier’s enterprise, do you understand? The carrier enterprises, that is, the enterprises controlled by Bozhko & Co., submit this draft decision of the executive committee to the session, officials believe that the people of Zaporizhia began to produce more garbage, therefore, they are obliged to pay more, and they consider it, solely relying on the calculations of the Bozhko company ( i.e. on the calculations of the “Veltum”).
Dear townspeople, if this decision is made, then you will be unpleasantly surprised to see an increased amount in bills for garbage disposal. Do not forget to take this into account on March 31, when you cast your vote for one of the presidential candidates in Ukraine, who represent the pro-government majority in the city council (as we remember, the majority are former “Regionals”).
And finally, the cherry on the cake: how subordinates Bozhko and Co. decided to legalize their criminal activities. In the economic court of Zaporizhia region, two lawsuits were filled from the prosecutor’s office number 1 of Zaporizhia.
First one is on the recognizing the lease agreement of servitude of a land plot under the MSW landfill as invalid, as a result of which the budget of Zaporizhia did not receive a million hryvnia, upon the conclusion of which a criminal investigation is underway (the presiding judge of the board is E. Fedorova);
The second one is on the recognition of the illegal decision of the Zaporizhia City Council during the formation of the company “Remondis (later Umwelt, Veltum) of Zaporozhye”, during which the implicit privatization of communal property took place (the presiding judge of the collegium is N. Kolody).
So far, the judges have brought these issues due to their complexity for collective consideration, and we hope that the servants of Themis will decide in the interests of the territorial community of Zaporizhia, and not in the interests temporarily in the hands of corrupt officials and thieves.