01.07.2009 19:11 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "If anyone has committed misdemeanor, he should be
held accountable, regardless his position and party affiliation," Head
of ruling Republican faction Galust Sahakyan told a news conference.

But if Culture Ministry was found responsible for certain omissions and
extra expenses, the first thing to be done is to check reliability of
such information and get familiarized with law enforcement agencies'

Chairman of Controlling Chamber submitted report on the Activities
of Culture Ministry in 2007-08. Ministry was found responsible for
spending extra sums in the amount of AMD 61 million 499 thousand
which should have been returned to the Budget.

A sum of AMD 118.5 million was allocated for the Monument Preservation
Program. Exhibited photographs displayed the awkward state Hnevank
church. The destroyed part of the building was repaired by stone
fragments found by chance.

Controlling Chamber found financial violations in other spheres
as well. Thus, back in 2006, the Ministry allocated AMD 14.9 for
Sayat Nova opera which hasn't been staged so far. The allocations
to the "Union of Theatrical Figures" NGO comprised AMD 11 million
780 thousand, but having doubts as to the reliability of documents
submitted, the Controlling Chamber demanded that a sum of AMD 8.6 be
returned to the State Budget.