Transparency International Georgia has evaluated how the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara performed its oversight role in 2021-2022 – noteworthy that the Council did not use four out of nine oversight mechanisms.
Bidzina Ivanishvili showed interest in Abastumani in August 2018, when he served as the chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream party.
In the years 2013-2021, persons with links to the Georgian Dream and serving in public office, as well as their family members – 39 natural/legal persons in total – purchased land with an area of 129,775 sq. meters, which was put on 54 electronic auctions, for GEL 7,725,685. Out of this, 75% (97,417 sq. meters) of the alienated land was sold without competition, after only one bid, for GEL 2,938,300.
Inaccuracies in the asset declarations of public officials of the Government and Members of the Supreme Council of Adjara
Transparency International Georgia examined asset declarations of the Government and Members of the Supreme Council of Adjara public officials submitted in 2021-2022 and identified inaccuracies in 39% of declarations.24 out of 62 public officials in the office inaccurately submitted asset declarations.
Suspicious Procurements in Kobuleti Municipality by a Company Related to the Former and Current High Officials of the Kobuleti City Hall
“Zoma” LDT wins public procurements in Kobuleti Municipality without a competitive process. The director of the company Otar Zoidze is the former Head of Municipal LTD Kobuleti Water and Fati Jintcharadze, the wife of his Deputy Gia Goliadze is the Head of Financial Service at the Kobuleti City Hall.
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) continues to scrutinize the economic interests of Viktor Japaridze, the Member of the Parliament from the Georgian Dream party. On October 4, 2022 he left the ruling party and joined the group of MPs that founded a public movement - "People's Power".
Batumi City Mayor Archil Chikovani’s Facebook page materials are advertised by Gogi Putkaradze, the Head of the International Relations and Protocol Department of the Government of Adjara. Putkaradze also advertises public page posts of the Chairman of the Adjara Government Tornike Rijvadze.
Five tenders announced by the Senaki City Hall in March 2022, whose total value amounts to GEL 2,614,550, were won without competition by JSC Arkeopolisi, a company owned by Demur Gadelia, the uncle of the Mayor of Senaki Vakhtang Gadelia, and