Paralimni: Member of the Board of Directors of the Sewer owes € 2 million.
The family business of a member of the Board of Directors of Paralimni Sewerage owes the Council about € 2 million. However, it still attends meetings concerning the family business and, in addition, appealed to the Supreme Court challenging the legislation under which the fees are imposed. .
The Minister of Interior, Socrates Hasikos, before whom we presented the relevant information, stated that to the extent that the above is unacceptable and that he himself will investigate them. For his part, the Chairman of the Board. of the Sewerage and the mayor of Paralimni, Theodoros Pirillis, stated that according to the legislation there is no way to exclude a consultant from the meetings. of the Sewerage of Paralimni stated that the specific company owes about € 2 million. to the Paralimni Sewerage. The total debts to it amount to € 9 million. and it is expected that including the debts of 2015, they will exceed a total of € 10 million. According to information, the member's family business has not paid sewerage fees for about four years. who since 40 stopped paying their debts to the Sewerage Council of Paralimni. The remaining 30% is due to other citizens. He said that because the Council began to face problems even in servicing its loans, it will be forced to increase the fees and as expected the bride will be asked to pay the residents of Paralimni, as well as the foreigners (mainly Nicosians) who have holiday homes in Protaras. According to information, the fact that this company does not meet its obligations has already leaked, causing reactions among other owners, who are dragged to the courts when they do not pay the fees imposed on them. Other members of the Board. They said that if the situation continues as it is, the Council will find it difficult to pay its installments next August, unless the state contributes, which is said to owe the Council about € 1 million. It is worth noting that as a result of the fact that the fees are not paid properly, last year the Paralimni Council collected only about 50% of the fees imposed in relation to about 80% received by the Nicosia Sewerage Council. The Minister of Interior, who was asked about it, stated that as far as what he hears is valid, then it is something unacceptable. He is an unthinkable member of the Board. to take part in meetings in which issues concerning him or companies in which he participates are discussed and in fact to take part in the relevant votes, said Mr. Hashish. He also pointed out that consultants who have interests should exclude themselves when discussing aspects that concern them. The Minister of Interior stated that he will investigate the whole matter and will act accordingly. The Chairman of the Board, Theodoros Pirillis, answering a relevant question, stated that indeed the family business of a member of the council owes a significant amount of money, around € 2 million. "He said that he does not pay them until the appeal before the Supreme Court is clarified", added the president of the Sewerage. He said that the amount owed also includes the charges at a rate of 20%, which are imposed on anyone who does not pay the fee owed on time. to give.The chairman of the Board. of the Sewerage and Mayor of Paralimni, Theodoros Pirillis, noted that there is no way at the moment to tell the member to withdraw from the meetings. He reminded that when he became a member of the board. of the Sewerage in the period 2003-2006, sent a letter to the then Minister of Interior in which he submitted his resignation, but the Minister replied that he was not entitled to resign. "We have absolutely no problem with this member, because any decision we make does not depend on it," he said. "Yes, we challenge law and charges"
A company spokesman said an appeal was pending before the Supreme Court challenging both the law and the charges imposed by the council. "We believe there are over-indebtedness," he said. "If the Court decides to pay, we will do so," he said. He also said that until 2010 the company paid all the fees imposed. Finally, the representative disputed the amount owed. Source: FILELEFTHEROS