ArmInfo.An investigation commission will be established in the Armenian parliament to study agreements on the transfer of vehicles and other property to the Yerevan Municipality, the provision of services by various entities, the transfer by the community of Yerevan of real or movable property, including property as well as non-property rights, building permits related to them starting in September 2018.
As noted by Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Lena Nazaryan, the commission is established by force of law on the basis of the signatures of one quarter of the parliament. An investigative commission will be led by Ani Samsonyan, a member of the Bright Armenia faction.
In her speech, Ani Samsonyan emphasized that since the end of November 2018, the faction has received alarms that the Yerevan Municipality is providing incentives for donations in the form of movable property in exchange for granting building permits and legalizing illegal buildings. Despite the fact that donations have entered an active phase since the spring of 2019, however, there is still no list of donors and donation volumes. Thus, the Mayor's Office ignored the interests of the community, not ensuring transparency and openness in its activities. In this regard, it is proposed to form a parliamentary commission that will investigate the principle of accountability. The commission will consist of 11 people, and will conduct an investigation for six months.
To recall, after prolonged criticism, the Municipality recently released a list of organizations and individuals who donated 21 garbage trucks to Yerevan. Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan the other day on Facebook Live, referring to the opposition's statements, called them misinformation. He submitted documents, claiming that building permits were issued much earlier, they are not related to donations, and donors do not receive any benefits.