Transparency International Georgia has evaluated the performance of the City Council of the Kutaisi Municipality (hereinafter the City Council of Kutaisi) in 2022. The report is based on the information requested from the City Council and that posted on the City Council’s official website, as well as on the observations of our organization. The study covers the period between November 2021 and December 2022.
D-K Construction, a donor to the Georgian Dream party, won a contract worth GEL 214,524 in a month and a half after its establishment through simplified (direct) procurement.
Transparency International Georgia, based on open data and public information, has collected large infrastructure projects to be implemented in Kutaisi as promised by politicians. These projects had been announced for years and public presentations have been held, however, the majority of them have not even been launched yet.
Transparency International Georgia assessed the activities carried out by the representative body of Kutaisi municipality - the City Council (Hereinafter Kutaisi City Council) in 2020.
Kutaisi municipality had to receive GEL 2,259,988 from Parking service LTD as rent, however, it only received GEL 149,999. Kutaisi municipality established this company in 2015 with the purpose of regulating the parking in Kutaisi and receiving the revenue for the municipal budget, however, none of those goals were achieved.
The company that belongs to the business partner of the Deputy Mayor of Kutaisi - Iuza Ugulava, wins the tenders of Kutaisi Municipality. It should be noted that Iuza Ugulava has been leading the tender commission since 2019.
Transparency International Georgia presents the information regarding the expenditures of Kutaisi municipality from 2017 to December 2020, that amount to GEL 22,551,848 in total.