During inspections of the activities of cultural and educational institutions in Turkmenistan, cases of abuse of official authority, receiving and transferring bribes among the management staff were identified.
Prosecutor General B. Atdayev reported on the results of the inspections at an expanded Meeting of the government today.
In particular, as a result of inspections conducted by the relevant services, It was revealed that G. Seyitnepesov, who for a long time held the position of head of the Department of culture of the city of Ashgabat of the Ministry of culture, abusing his official powers, seriously violated the legitimate interests of the state.
According to the results of the investigation, G. Seyitnepesov was brought to criminal responsibility and a Court sentence was imposed on him.
Also, according to the results of inspections in the Ministry of education, it was revealed that M. Govshudov, who worked as Deputy Minister for school and preschool institutions, used the position entrusted to him for selfish purposes, and, abusing his official position, took large-scale bribes.
Thus, K. Mammedov, being the head of the Department of education of the city of Ashgabat, gave him bribes for support in his work. O. Allaberdiev, acting head of the Department of education of Akhal province, N.Gurbanov, who worked as head of the Department of education of the city of Turkmenbashi of the education Department of the Balkan velayat, N. Klychev, acting head of the Department of education of district Dovletli Department of education of Lebap velayat, A. Movlamberdiyev, who served as head of the Department of education Dane of district Department of education of Lebap velayat, K. Begnepesov, who worked as head of the Department of education Bayramaly etrap of education Department of Mary velayat, abusing their official position, they also received bribes, guided by self-interest.
In the course of the investigation, illegal funds obtained by the accused in a criminal way were seized as material evidence, and vehicles belonging to them were seized. All of them were brought to criminal responsibility. The court sentenced the above-mentioned persons to imprisonment.
S. Atayeva, who worked as the rector of the Turkmen state Institute of Economics and management from April 2015 to April 2020, deliberately committed actions that went beyond the scope of her official powers. Having taken possession of the state property entrusted to her, she used it to her advantage. Abusing her official powers, S. Atayeva paid an additional fee to her relatives, which led to inappropriate spending of public funds.
During the investigation, four apartments, two offices, two cafes, 11 retail outlets, 13 warehouses, 1 greenhouse and 3 cars were seized from the accused S. Atayeva in favor of the state. As a result of the investigation, she was brought to criminal responsibility. The court sentenced her to a severe sentence of imprisonment.
After hearing the report, the head of state stated that, unfortunately, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers P. Agamyradov failed to manage the sphere entrusted to him. Numerous facts of bribery were revealed in the system of the Ministry of education. In this regard, the President dismissed him from his post for serious shortcomings in his work.
Addressing the audience and noting that the Cabinet meeting was attended by heads of almost all ministries and sectoral departments and organizations, the Turkmen leader emphasized that regardless of titles, these unlawful actions by public servants will be stopped strictly. Speaking about this, the head of Turkmenistan again warned that all those involved in bribery and corruption will be held accountable according to the law.