Eugeniu Axentev was discharged from the post of head of the cleanup company Autosalubritate by the votes of 24 municipal councilors as a result of managerial irregularities identified at the company. Eugeniu Axentev considers the decision is unsubstantiated. “I didn’t familiarize myself with the report and the conclusions of this report. I wasn’t invited to the Council to provide explanations as I have the right to defend my dignity,” Eugeniu Axentev stated for IPN.
The signing of the individual work contract in this case is the prerogative of the mayor general, but this insisted that a decision should be taken by the Chisinau Municipal Council (CMC). In the Council’s meeting, mayor general Ion Ceban said the head of Autosalubritate last year collected 700,000 lei in salaries, which is a monthly salary of 62,000-64,000 lei. Irregularities were also identified in relation to employees, the vehicle wash service, documents showing car parts were replaced. Also, employees who are building the levee in Țânțăreni also did works in Eugeniu Axentiev’s apartment.
Contacted by IPN, Eugeniu Axentiev said the annual salary of 700,000 lei is not a crime. This is set by law and a similar salary was collected by his predecessor. He considers he was suspended illegally. “They named Dumitru Vulpe to work at the company on the direct instruction of the mayor general,” he stated, noting it’s not true that employees worked in his apartment.
Under the CMC’s decision, a contest will be soon announced to fill the post of director of Autosalubritate. A person with experience in the field is to be named as acting director.