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Minister discovers violations in the work of central meteorology centre; explanations requested

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Edmunds Sprudzs

Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs has requested explanations from the Chairman of the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre (LEGMC) Andris Leitas in relation to the recently discovered violations in the centre’s activities.

The ministry holds information that the centre did not offer sufficient supervision to its transactions with real estate. It is also requested to explain why accounting was not kept in line with regulations, the ministry reports.

On November 22, the minister invited Leitas to a meeting to interview him in regard to the discovered violations. Sprudzs asked him submit written explanations about those violations and subsequently inform the ministry about their adjustment.

“Two very important issues are within the competency of the company’s manager – ensuring the function of the organization and increasing its capital. Nonetheless, it is equally important to submit legal and complete financial documentation. Only together these two things can allow the manager to control, supervise and successfully lead the company,” – said the minister.

Sprudzs added – if the ministry asks for fair and responsible work from municipalities and heir companies, it is even more important to work as an example and ensure order in the ministry’s supervised institutions and companies.

In order to make the LEGMC’s work better, a number of changes and improvements have been used this year and the ministry has requested that the LEGMC prepares proposals for the next year’s strategy.

LEGMC is a state owned company with limited liability. The EPRDM is a shareholder. The main objectives of the centre include information processing and information provision, underground resource identification and evaluation and servicing dangerous wastes belonging to the state.


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  1. Arnolds says:

    Still much to do.

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  2. Skaits Laiks says:

    Totally agree, raining far too often, and today, for example, is just another miserably grey day

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