Supreme Audit Office to investigate COVID spending
The Supreme Audit Office has said it will launch an inspection into the various government aid programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and businesses which were hard hit by the restrictive measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic. Head of the Office, Miloslav Kala, said these programs were an obvious target in view of the fact that large sums of money were being divided in a very short period of time.
He said inspections into the financial management of the ministries of defence, foreign affairs and a number of hygiene offices were also in the pipeline. Kala said they would focus on purchases made during the coronavirus epidemic.