In the recent edition of the “Do Rzeczy” weekly, Wojciech Wybranowski interviews Andrzej Malinowski, President of Employers of Poland. The President is of the opinion that the concept of an inexpensive state which is – in principle – appropriate, has been driven to absurdity by the PiS and PO governments.
– Savings could be made by, for example, restricting the number of public administration officials and improving the effectiveness of their work. Meanwhile, instead of doing that, expenses have been cut without proper consideration. The Public Procurement Act according to which the lowest price is still a decisive criterion in settling tenders is very unfortunate – although there is a chance that this will change thanks to the recent amendment. This creates a situation where investments are made below the cost of their profitability. It is hardly a surprise that roads or schools have to be closed and modernized shortly after completion, as they do not function properly. This is sick and everyone knows about it, so I am all the more surprised that nothing is done to change it – says Malinowski.