The President of the Supreme Audit Office, Marian Banaś, submitted a notification to the prosecutor’s office regarding the Speaker of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek. According to Banaś, Witek, through her omissions, was supposed to paralyze the work of the Supreme Audit Office’s board.
Let us remind you: last week, the Supreme Audit Office submitted two notifications to the prosecutor’s office regarding the government’s actions during the coronavirus pandemic.
The activities of the Supreme Audit Office regarding the hospital and the so-called Covid laws
The notifications concern the Minister of State Assets and the then Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin “in the scope of incurring costs for the temporary hospital “Jaskółka” in the hall in Tarnów.” According to NIK auditors, the operation of the facility was characterized by numerous irregularities, including mismanagement.
“Turning the authority of the Supreme Audit Office into small pieces. The head of the Chamber appears at conferences with the party leader, and his son-advisor is running in the elections. Involving the House in a dirty election campaign. By the way, if Tusk ruled during Covid, Poland would be scorched to the ground. And ashes from Tusk’s cigars,” Sasin commented on X (formerly Twitter).
Last week, the head of the Supreme Audit Office, Marian Banaś, also requested the Constitutional Tribunal to examine the compliance of the so-called Covid laws.
What did the head of the Supreme Audit Office accuse the Speaker of the Sejm of?
On Monday, September 18, RMF FM reported that Banaś had submitted a complaint to the prosecutor’s office about the possibility that the Speaker of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek, had committed a crime. According to the radio station’s findings, Banaś accused Witek of paralyzing the work of the institution he headed.
The Marshal of the Sejm allegedly deliberately left unanswered requests to supplement the Supreme Audit Office’s board, whose tasks include, among others: approval of the report on the activities of the Supreme Audit Office in the previous year. Witek’s last appointment of new members of the Supreme Audit Office took place in 2020.
“This meant that at the beginning of September there was no quorum in the college because three members had expired. According to Marian Banaś, Marshal Witek should be held accountable for failing to fulfill her duties, which would harm the public interest,” adds RMF FM.