The Zenica-Doboj Canton favored the company Adriatic Metals, awarding them concessions in Vareš thus depriving the budget of nearly five million marks. In return, illegal stone mining and road reconstruction left the locals with a devastated picnic area and stream.
The role of civil society organizations in the preparation and execution of the budget and the prevention of misuse of public money and increasing budget transparency were the topics discussed at the round table organized by CIN with the partner organizations GEA from Banja Luka and Futura from Mostar.
Justice institutions are investigating the operations of the company Lager from Posušje due to deals worth around four million BAM. The company has been suspected of delivering altered machines to customers instead of new ones.
Athletes and clubs with political connections get more budget money as politicians seek to use games for their ends.
Majority of funding was allocated to sport, culture, religious, and humanitarian organizations.
FBiH auditors have warned for years that during the Vahid Hećo’s term at the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry, the criteria for grant disposal were not clear. Also, some companies never accounted for the money they received.
The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry dispensed around 15 million KM in grants to private firms. At least 4 million KM of that was awarded to firms connected to the governing parties in FBiH.