The foundation found irregularities in the financial statements of RPD, reports Tok FM. According to Mikołaj Kuc, member of the foundation’s council, two passenger cars were purchased over the last year. “On May 12 and 13 last year, the Ombudsman for Children concluded two transactions for the purchase and delivery of passenger cars. One of the contracts is for PLN 425,000, and the other for just over PLN 170,000,” writes the foundation in the report quoted by “Gazeta Wyborcza”.
— These were two public contracts from May 12 and 13, i.e. one day after the other, for a total amount of over half a million zlotys. – said Mikołaj Kuc on Tok FM. — Passenger cars may be needed by public institutions, but not for amounts above PLN 400,000. zloty. This shows mismanagement and that the funds were spent in an inappropriate and ineffective manner – summed up Mikołaj Kuc, adding that in previous years the reports included completely different amounts spent on transport, around PLN 60-70 thousand. zloty.
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Fewer issues, but more expensive cars
The Foundation turned to the Supreme Audit Office for help. It’s not only about cars, but also about other issues. Among others the number of cases handled is exceptionally low. During the last year of RPD’s operation, it was only 16,000. cases, while in a similar period of activity of the previous spokesman – Marek Michalak – there were approximately 28,000 of them.-
— If the number of cases that Mikołaj Pawlak deals with is decreasing, and he probably travels to the regions less frequently, where is the point of purchasing more resources to participate in these cases? – Mikołaj Kuc wonders in Tok FM, referring to the purchase of expensive cars.
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The term of office of the current Ombudsman for Children, Mikołaj Pawlak, ends in mid-December 2023. Who will replace him? According to the latest unofficial reports, it may be Monika Horna-Cieślak – a lawyer involved in activities for children for almost 20 years.
Source: tokfm.pl, Onet, wyborcza.pl