Skopje, December 9, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Government of FYROM counts over three thousand official cars, which are at the service of ministries and other institutions. This figure is considered to be high, because millions of Euros are paid for these vehicles. Thousands of Euros are spent each month on fuel, leases and other maintenance expenses.
Basko Donevski, head of the Service for General Works of the government said that the cars in question are new cars, which according to him, have reasonable expenses.
“Ministers have recently been equipped with Volkswagen Passat type vehicles, which are on lease, but we also have small cars which have been donated or been purchased with the government budget”, says Donevski.
According to the government’s protocol, the ministers alone are entitled to official cars, while respective ministries decide on the vice ministers, secretaries and other officials.
On the other hand, there are no accurate figures about the amount spent on these services. Official cars are also possessed by other local government institutions, clinics and hospitals. /ibna/