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Government of businessmen 

11/04/14 13:09, Bishkek – by Julia KOSTENKO, 

According to the law, public officials can't carry on business. But in fact, many ministers and heads of state agencies own large companies. But, these companies are registered on their close relatives, what even worsens the situation of officials because they break several points of the law on civil service. First of all, the conflict of interests arises; secondly, they can use their official position for assistance to private and legal persons in implementation of business activities receiving direct or intangible benefit personally or for members of their families. However, it doesn't stop them and ministerial companies line their pockets at the expense of the state, participating in procurements from year to year.      

Before approval of a new cabinet of ministers the MP Daniyar Terbishaliev suggested forming a commission and finding out the officials and their relatives having private companies. It was suggested that officials-businessmen shouldn't be in the cabinet of ministers. "I mean all officials without any exception. It's not a secret that the Minister of Transport and Communications Kalykbek Sultanov owns Avangard Stil Company, which builds many-storeyed houses. Also I know that this company was involved in construction of schools for public money. The separate commission was formed for the first Vice Prime Minister Taiyrbek Sarpashev. His relatives own the corporate network of Gradient Company. The former Head of the State Committee for Construction Kanybek Narbayev has limited liability companies on construction. The Minister of Energy and Industry Osmonbek Artykbayev has Pharma Company and Neman drug-store chain. A lot of officials use their official position, but it is hard to prove," he said.      

According to the Ministry of Justice, Avangard Stil LLC is registered on the son of the Minister of Transport Temirlanbek Sultanov. The minister himself withdrew from founding members.

Neman-Pharm Company, the founder of which is relative of the main power engineer Raushan Artykbayev, has won dozens of big tenders on supply of drugs and equipment. Only in February-March 2014 it has supplied equipment at 2.3 million soms for children's municipal clinical hospital, at 5 million soms - the National Surgical Hospital, 1.09 million - Zhaiyl district hospital, 939,000 soms - Medical Practice Center of Panfilov district. Moreover, it has hundreds of small supplies of drugs in all hospitals and outpatients' clinic of the country.   

Raushan Artykbayeva is also one of founders of Lazurnaya gavan LLC, Troyana, which joined Stroimarket trade show centre. 

Special attention should be paid to contract of the first vice prime minister Taiyrbek Sarpashev. According to the Ministry of Justice, the Sarpashevs own Gradient LLC, Gradient-Osh, Gradient-Toktogul, Gradient-Chui (оптовая торговля of fuel, lubricants, technical oil), Gradient-Net (power transmission), Gradient Cerera farm (seed stock forming), Gradient-Stroi (construction of residential and non-residential buildings), Gradient-Nedvizhimost (broking). The companies are registered on brothers of the official, Emir-Raadik, Almazbek and his father Duisheke Sarpashev.    

Gradient supplied engine oil in south Emergency Response Center on 1,064 million soms, in Electrical stations - 1.9 million. Competition Policy Department of Bishkek Mayor's Office purchased from Gradient 17,000 tons of oil on 3,264,920 soms although only 1,275,000 soms were allocated. The same discrepancy was admitted during supply of oil products to Kara-Balta Industrial Association for electricity and water supply SOE. Purchasing organization allocated 630,000 soms; however, the supplier defined the sum at 1.2 million. Moreover, Gradient LLC won tender for depositing of asphalt concrete pavement on Naryn-Baetov road on 11,902,000 soms.      

Criminal case related to the company of senior official has already instituted under the Article 304 "Misfeasance in office" of the Criminal Code of the KR.  But the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General office dissociate themselves from the investigation. Moreover, the day before it became known that neither the police nor the supervisory authority know about results of the criminal case. It is more advantageous to lose materials of the case, rather than to bring the family business to light.

Only three deputies - Dastan Bekeshev, Daniyar Terbishaliyev and Shirin Aitmatova applied to the Spokesman of the parliament with request not to hurry with approval of the government, explaining it by "professional and business qualities of several candidates rouse fair censure from public." However, Shirin Aitmatova as a true lady changed her mind in the last moment and supported the cabinet of ministers. 

The practice to run business, sitting in ministerial chairs firmly taken root in Kyrgyzstan. The reason is not far to seek. The former Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldiyev previously headed t Katel mobile company. Now the founders are Tez Tel LLC, Holding Network JSC, the first of which is headed by Keneshbek Satybaldiyev.

Previously, 24.kg news agency reported about Avtomash-Energo intermediary company headed by the President Almazbek Atambayev's sons - Seidbek and Seytek. 

Newly appointed Vice Prime Minister Valery Dil is the founder of Asiapolimetall-holding Corporation. According to the Ministry of Justice, the union deals with ancillary supporting activities in the sphere of financial intermediation. Of course, after the appointment of the official will hurry to leave the company, but if it ceases to exist is a moot point.

Long before the collapse of Yrys aldy Yntymak majority coalition, Kyrgyz speaking media played up the theme that the daughter of Dzhoomart Otorbaev - Sayna owns 25 percent shares in Helix Scientific and Production Russian Company. The Prime Minister said to 24.kg news agency: "What's wrong with that? She is 30 years old, and she has the right to do anything she wants. Of course, this is better to talk to her. Perhaps this information is true."

For upcoming data that Sayna Otorbayeva received a loan on $ 4.5 million for construction of new laboratory in Moscow (Russia), as well as the expansion and modernization of the laboratory network in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg with the help of connections of her senior father, he replied that this is not true.

If to believe the information of the Ministry of Justice, the Minister of Economy Temir Sariyev is still the leader of Toton-syut LLC, registered on his small motherland - Sokuluk district. In the founders listed Vashira Sariyeva and Toktogul Argembaevich Sariyev, to whom Toton financial and industrial company is registered, where the minister is the founder.

The Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Taalaibek Aidaraliyev is the chairman of Alpha Semena agricultural cooperative which is registered on Yrysbubu Abdykerimova.

It should be noted that the deputies have already supported a bill prohibiting companies of relatives of high ranking officials to participate in public procurement. The one small thing has left in order the President sign the document. And we will continue to monitor how fast officials' companies disappear from the list of tender winners.


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