In the case of lack of control and fraud in the defense department Ejendomsstyrelse be exempted from the director at the agency for service. And there comes a kulegravning of procurement in the entire Defence area.
"There is talk about poor file handling from one end to the other," says Trine Team about the case at a news conference.
Also koncernstyringsdirektøren in the department shall be exempt from service. He is called Per Pugholm Olsen, and will be transferred to another service.
He stood also at the head of the expert team from the ministry of Defence, which is sent to Hjørring, where the agency is located, to investigate the matter. Road crew is continuing its work with a new leader.
this was stated by The minister of defence Trine Team (S) at a news conference.
"It is absolutely essential that there is confidence that money is properly spent. Cheating and fraud under no circumstances may be tolerated. Therefore, I take the fraud in the Defense very seriously," she says.
"We must do everything possible to ensure that similar cases do not occur neither in the Defence Ejendomsstyrelse or other places," she says.
the department of defense, permanent secretary, Thomas Ahrenkiel to the Trine Team, in a statement stressed that he should have informed the minister about the case in the past.
He is the senior staff and administrative leader on very high. And he acts as advisor to the secretary of defense.
'I must, in the light of the statement conclude that you should have been informed about the case significantly earlier than it actually happened,' writes Ahrenkiel to the minister.
'You were thus the first of the 4. december 2019 on the evening of informed about a case, as you rightfully should have been informed of, in connection with the fact that you joined as minister of defence.'
'And that your predecessor should have been informed already as to The auditor general in april 2019 oriented department that received a request from the whistleblower.'
'It is undoubtedly, that there has been a mistake from the departmental side,' writes Ahrenkiel.
the Director of the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse, Hans J. Høyer, got a few weeks ago extended his contract by four years. It has the agency confirmed to the Althingi.
"I no longer trust the executive director in the uk continental shelf. He is exempt from service. And there will be appointed a new director as soon as possible," says the Team.
the Case saw the light of day in the last week. The department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse got Friday harsh criticism. Both from the public accounts committee and The auditor general.
Therefore canceled the Team are also his otherwise scheduled visit on Monday and Tuesday in Greenland this week to get clarity in the matter.
She called the case for the poorly handled. From one end to the other. Immediately get the the case not consequences for mr Thomas Ahrenkiel. It says the minister.
the Matter may, however, have further consequences later. It adds the minister also.
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Date Of Update: 10 December 2019, 11:00