Saturday, November 09, 2013

He must travel a lot

One of the councillors in Rojales has discovered petrol receipts that were paid by the town hall to the man in charge of fireworks at the fiestas.

The receipts, which cover the period between March 2012 and September 2013, vary between 50 and 60 euros each. For some months there is one receipt, for others there are as many as five. In total they add up to 1,950 euros. That is an awful lot of petrol for someone to just drive around and set off fireworks. I don’t know what sort of vehicle he drives but I reckon I could travel well over 25,000 kilometres on that much fuel.

The mayor says he knows nothing about the matter and added that this person has abused the trust placed in him.  If that is actually the case, it makes you wonder just how rigorous the systems of financial control are that allow such abuses to happen.

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