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Usakovs appoints indebted businessman City Development Department head

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Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs has appointed businessman Uldis Jansons Riga City Development Department head. Jansons liabilities exceed 230 thousand euro.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAfter Riga Council officials Vilnis Štrams and Pēteris Strancis were arrested, Gvido Pricis, who had been fulfilling the duties for quite a long time already, took the post of a City Development Department head. However, Riga Council was slow to appoint him up to the moment the businessman Uldis Jansons became the third deputy of Princis. Princis resigned a few weeks after giving way to his deputy, thus the businessman, unknown to the society, took the post without any tender. Shortly before the New Year, Usakovs appointed him acting director of the City Development Department, according to TV3 broadcast Nekā Personīga.

Jansons, asked who had invited him to join the department, says it was the management of the Council. He adds he knew Princis.

However, a conversation with Gvido Princis reveals something else. He did address Jansons, but he did not know him before. Princis does not reveal the person who invited Jansons, implying it was the management of Riga Council.

The businessman Uldis Jansons is 35, he is an economist experienced neither in developing a city development, nor managing posts. Riga Mayor names his youth and lack of routine as his main advantages.

Jansons businesses have not prospered. Real estate company SIA Linson parters has been declared insolvent, another his company now owned by his family J partners did not have any revenue at all in 2009. No data on financial performance has been provided about SIA Meistardarbnīca, producing furniture. Janons is in great liabilities of more than 230 thousand euro. He explains he has obtained a mortgage. City Development Department director does not have any significant savings or expensive real estate. He makes 1 176 net salary a month in the new job.

This is a beneficial situation for the political party of Riga Mayor Saskaņas centrs (Harmony Center), because educated and experienced people are no longer supervising construction in Riga. An unknown and indebted economist has been appointed the director of the department. Construction Board head has been seriously ill for a long time. On February 28, Riga City Council dismissed Dripe, who had been in the post since February 2006. At the same time Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs assumes Riga City Architect’s Office could be liquidated at all, shifting its responsibilities to the City Development Department. The former Riga City Chief Architect repeatedly stresses he still has not been explained why exactly the employment contract was not extended.

According to unofficial information, Dripe, recognized by experts, was supposed to leave the office, because he was reluctant to approve construction of a building by Salu tilts (Island Bridge).

Nekā personīga reports Usakovs and Jansons are going to Cannes in France to a prestige real estate and investments exhibition MIPIM. The Mayor will be accompanied by his advisor on foreign matters and such highly necessary persons as the head of the office and press secretary.

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  1. Kiky says:

    This must have been highly profitable for someone.

  2. Ren says:

    Again friends and acquaintances are given posts…

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