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The last nail in Macedonian Railways hammered 50 years ago

Goran Lefkov Empty trains, shortage of wagons, few locomotives, disastrously bad railroads. Although the safest, most comfortable and cheapest, our railway traffic is about to fall apart. Only the harsh reality – bad railway infrastructure, abolition of the already existing lines and absence of investments for normal functioning of this traffic remained from the empty political propaganda that in the past prompted the hope that the journey by modern...

Municipalities in debts without criteria, mayors lack control in spending money

Goran Lefkov   Macedonian municipalities owe 100 million Euros only for unpaid invoices. Some of these costs have been made in cafes, for asphalting streets before elections, and a good part for temporary employment. Municipalities with most debts are: Ohrid with16 million Euros, Tetovo 15, Karposh 8, Bitola 5, Struga 4 million and Kumanovo 3,7 million Euros. Most stuck in mayoral debts are the citizens of Ohrid. The accounts...

PUBLIC ENTERPRISES: ENORMOUS PROFIT, SPENDING ON REWARDS AND SERVING OF THE PARTY

The survey conducted within the project “Monitoring the principles of public administration in preserving the values ​​of good governance” showed that for three years the public enterprises founded by the municipalities, had given rewards to the employees in the amount of 150,000 Euros Ace Kocevski, mayor of Veles:”Public enterprises serve to care for meritorious party staff” The services of the administration in Novaci 11 times more expensive than the...

Overstaffed and ineffective administration while the reforms are being announced

Only 15% of the municipalities are securing the documents from other institutions The minister Damjan Manchevski announced reducing of administration workers. Some of them will be transferred to the private sector Professor Borche Davitkovski: We want to reduce the administration, and on the other hand for the people not to be fired   Goran Lefkov   Citizens are often forced to wander from institution to institution for an ordinary...

The municipalities do not reveal how they spend public money

Most transparent municipalities are: Shtip, Bitola, Kavadarci, Veles and Ohrid   Goran Lefkov     Most of the municipalities in Macedonia are not so interested to inform their citizens how they spend public money. The research of the Center for Change Management, within the framework of the project “Monitoring the principles of public administration in preserving the values ​​of good governance”, showed that the transparency index in all municipalities...

AROUND 300.000 CITIZEN ARE IGNORED BY INSTITUTIONS AND THE PEOPLE WITHOUT DISABILITIES

–More than 300.000 people in Macedonia are with disabilities or related to disabilities -Only 19 percent of the municipalities have full accessibility for people with disabilities, while 34 percent have no accessibility at all -People with disabilities have a strong message to institutions and the citizens: “Unequal accessibility equals offense!”     Author: Goran Lefkov   Elena Kochoska is a program manager at the NGO “Polio Plus”. A great...