Society, Economics

 One of Big Four to audit Ukroboronprom, Poroshenko says

The audit of state-run Ukroboronprom Concern will be conducted by a well-respected, trusted international company, said President Petro Poroshenko

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Poroshenko’s website.

"There are three key issues. The first one is auditing. In order for international partners to trust, it is desirable that it should be conducted by one of the Big Four [Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)] . The others are a lower level of trust," said Poroshenko answering the question whether the desire to attract international companies to the audit of Ukroboronprom means the lack of confidence in the Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies. 

The second question is the provision of audit. "The audit service of the Ukrainian government, the Accounting Chamber and any other body that has the right to audit will be involved in the revision of each contract. Why do we need it? To ensure trust. No one should have any doubts about the determination and effectiveness of our actions," the president stressed.

The investigation of the committed crimes is the thrid issue. "If these are officials, then this is the competence of The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP). Everyone understands that the President has no influence on these investigations and that is good, because the investigation must be independent. The General Prosecutor’s Office, or the State Bureau of Investigation, or anyone who detects a crime, should investigate and inform the society," he said.

"And the last thing is that it should be absolutely transparent and the society should be very well informed about what is happening there. I will not allow to turn it into a show," added Poroshenko. He noted that for better transparency, the facts should be transferred to a special temporary investigation commission of the parliament, where representatives of all factions should be present and who have the opportunity to check, draw conclusions, vote and inform the society. "This is what I am most interested in," the president stressed.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3115775