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Riga mayor’s Ligo congratulation cost taxpayers more than EUR 15,000

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe broadcast of Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs’ Ligo congratulation by media cost EUR 15,211, as confirmed by Riga City Council deputy Vilnis Ķirsis.

According to information from Ķirsis, four radio stations and two television channels broadcasted Ušakov video congratulations for Ligo celebration throughout 18-23 June.

The largest amount – EUR 6,984 – was paid for the broadcast on PBK television channel. The second largest amount – EUR 3,181 – was paid to LNT.

EUR 2,023 was paid to radio stations EHR, EHR Russian Hits Radio and EHR Super Hits. EUR 1,022 was paid to radio MIX FM; EUR 1,000 to Radio Skonto, and EUR 999 to radio SWH.

According to Riga City Council’s public relations department, it was done to attract as many visitors for Ligo festivities as possible, considering that the municipality has invested a lot of resources, both organizational and financial, into the celebration.

More than 100,000 residents attended the festivities organized on 11 November Waterfront throughout 21-24 June, as reported by Riga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department’s public relations officer Indra Vilde.

To organize Ligo festivities in the capital, Riga City Council had signed a procurement contract worth EUR 380,212. The project was won by SIA Ideju institūts, which was also the sole contender.


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  1. Zerry says:

    15000 eur may be ok for a big town but it should be by Riga instead of advertising mayor of town. But in Riga it will never work, unfortunately. Selfish politicians are too influental and followed by ”yes-yes” persons who are carefully watching if some leftover coins would be for them too.

  2. Klaus says:

    It’s the same for everyone, Azguz.

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