Ukraine Corruption Prevention Agency employee claims top officials' e-declarations not checked
Head of the financial control department of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NAZK) Hanna Solomatina claims that most of the e-declarations that are being verified by the agency are those of heads of village councils with minimum incomes, according to the Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda.
"Today, most of the declarations out of the 90 verified are filed by heads of village councils who have insignificant incomes. This is instead of auditing top officials who get millions," she told Ukrayinska Pravda.
According to Solomatina, a mere 91 out of 1.5 million e-declarations registered in the system have been checked.
Read alsoUkraine's anti-corruption bureau launches case against sister agency – mediaIn her words, if the checks had been done electronically, the verification would have taken from 12 to 13 hours and would have been much more transparent than now.
"If the declarations were verified in electronic form, this would be one thing. And now, all the data is being processed manually. Under such conditions, the NAZK must cease its work. Such an agency is useless," she said.
On November 14, Solomatina accused NAZK chief Natalia Korchak of falsifying checks of e-declarations.
Later, the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine announced an investigation into the possible NAZK falsifications. NAZK, in turn, said it would forward a lawsuit to the court demanding a refutation of accusations of alleged falsifications in e-declaration checks.