BELYNICHI DISTRICT, 29 September (BelTA) – During a working trip to Mogilev Oblast Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko instructed the State Control Committee to audit the use of farmland, BelTA has learned.
Speaking about the development of the countryside, Aleksandr Lukashenko instructed Chairman of the State Control Committee Vasily Gerasimov to look into one more issue: “You have to look into how heads of agricultural enterprises plunder farmland.”
The president said: “I am absolutely convinced (I have serious suspicions) that they keep building these new streets into farmland like they did in the past. But the allocation of farmland has to be authorized. And only by approval of the president. I doubt I have authorized all the land allocations. It is necessary to take a serious look, to audit the use of farmland. A street of 20 houses no longer has occupants because the people have left. But we make new land plots and start building houses on them. Let's build a house on these [already vacant] land plots or give them to a person, who will build one, in order to restore and reinvigorate this street. It should live. There is no need to convert the field into new land plots. Crazy waste of money. You have to look into this issue.”
According to Vasily Gerasimov, audits of every district administration reveal such facts. The State Control Committee had previously checked out all the land plots occupied without authorization all over the country.