Relations of singer and mayor alarmed Georgian opposition
The Republican party intends to publish the shameful list of Tbilisi mayor's misused funds - Novosti- Gruzia.
Now they possess detailed data confirming allocating hundreds of thousands lari from reserve fund to Vakhtang Kikabidze, a well-know Georgian singer and actor; Vano Javakhishvili, anchor of Vano's Show on TV; and Comedy Club group.
"With many people living in poverty and their requests for medical aid, financing operations, which are often left without response from the side of city services, means of the reserve fund if the mayor are misused. In my hands I have a shameful list of all misappropriated means," said Tina Khidashvili, the representative of Republicans.
Gigi Ugulava is also known for illegally awarding the party coordinators, who came to his expectations in municipal elections campaign.
Mamuka Akhvleadiani, the deputy chairman of sakrebulo [city assembly], representative of ruling party, disclaimed all accusations of opposition.
"From reserve fund about 80% of means are spent on social needs of citizens, and the fund has means for cultural events, and the enumerations the opposition member of sakrebulo mentioned, fall under this category," Akhvlediani said.