Press Release - July 13, 2007
The audit accomplished by auditors from Supreme Audit Office (SAO) aimed at efficiency of Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RMD). “In spite this was a consequent audit, the findings showed continuous insufficiencies,“ said František Dohnal, president of SAO.
The audited bodies were the directorate itself, both concerns in Brno and Praha, and seven of the thirteen administration offices: in Brno, Hradec Králové, Jihlava, Olomouc, Pardubice, Praha, and Zlín. The audited period covered years 2005 and 2006, including associated data from previous time and until the end of the audit.
Auditors dealt with activities that involved spending on providing the operations, contractor selections, longstanding property management, and reserve and demands treatment. Road construction and maintenance are subjects of other auditing operations. This audit followed the auditing operation No. 04/24 which focused on years 2003–2004 and which consequently lead the government to order Transport Minister to ensure relieving of the shortages and semi-annual controls of the actions. General manager of RMD ordered appropriate adjustments already in April 2005.
“Presently found insufficiencies prove a minimum effect of actions ordered due to the previous audit. For example, auditors stated that six of the orders did not follow the Public Order Placement law. Other found defects include wrong grounds evidence, inadequate debt collection, and unlimited usage of company cars for private purposes. Only supplies purchasing, official abroad journey organizing, and financial managing were better than before,“ said Dohnal.
Several new defects were uncovered, such as ill settlement of using parcels owned by other corporations and absence of exploited material bookkeeping. As the audit showed, leasing subjects were poorly defined, lease documents were incomplete, and rent costs were improperly determined.
The audition operation was included in the Annual Audit Plan of SAO under No. 06/37. Jiří Adámek, Member of the Board, controlled the auditing operation and drew up the audit report as well.
Supreme Audit Office