Saeima committee requests Rīga City Council to share data over consultants

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The Saeima Public Expenditure and Audit Committee has given the Rīga City Council until April 30 to share data over consultants in all of its institutions and companies, the Saeima Press Department said, citing committee chair Kaspars Ģirģens (KPV LV). 

About 340 companies are to provide information about the consultants and consultation companies they have hired within the past three years.

Ģirģens likewise asked the State Revenue Service to carry out checks at consultation companies, with the tax service saying it will do so following due procedures.

As reported, the multiple ongoing scandals at the Rīgas satiksme (Riga transport) municipal company increased by yet another order of magnitude April 28 with LTV's De Facto investigative show revealing the identities of more "consultants" paid large sums of money by the company for services of dubious value - with the suspicion that the payments were more about ensuring political support than anything to do with running a transport system more efficiently.

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