Kyrgyz parliament deputy asks the Government to solve the problem of high electricity tariff for social facilities. The deputy Dastan Bekeshev (SDPK) said at the parliament's session.
He recalled that consumers are divided into two types according to the payments for electricity: ordinary citizens and legal entities. "And so it turns out that the children's homes, nursing homes, social shelters and other similar institutions being organizations have to pay for electricity at a higher rate!" he outraged.
Dastan Bekeshev reminded that social institutions are not commercial enterprises. "We have a Law on electric power industry, Article 22 of which contains the rules on subsidies. So maybe one shall solve this problem in this way, providing them with subsidies?" the deputy wondered.
He drew the Government's attention to the fact that it is necessary "to make at least the first step." "Let's count how many charity funds, boarding schools and so on we have in the country. Calculate how much energy they spend in a year, and then it will be clear - can we help them or not. When I send questions to the government, I receive an answer that, we can't change the rate, no money. But does anyone count how much money we need for it? No one, so let's first calculate," Dastan Bekeshev said, asking the government representative in the Parliament to bring the issue to the attention of the Prime Minister.