In the note, the Cabinet also points out that, under the previous Government's organic law, “the Minister of Finance exercises the direction over the IGF, in coordination with the Minister of Internal Affairs, in the exercise of the inspectorate supervision over local authorities. , the other forms of local territorial organization and the local business sector ”.
The position of the Minister of Finance comes after today Jerónimo de Sousa accused the PS of denigrating the "honesty and competence" of the Unitarian Democratic Coalition (CDU) in the management of municipalities, specifically in the Almada City Council, referring to the report of the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF) known on Monday.
"We know what the PS is up to, but in relation to how the CDU manages municipalities would be a good lesson and lesson for some sectors of the PS," stressed the leader of the PCP.
Jerónimo de Sousa also distrusted the intentions behind this audit report, implying that the institution is not impartial, referring to the fact that the brother of the current socialist parliamentary leader, Ana Catarina Mendes, is the Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs. , Antonio Mendonça Mendes.
“Who is in charge of the entity…? It was worth seeing who is leading this institution. No, it's nothing independent, at least the person who drives it, ”he accused.
When questioned by Lusa, Jerónimo de Sousa assumed he was referring to the Secretary of State for Tax Affairs.
The newspaper Público reported today that that IGF audit pointed to the presidency of communist Joaquim Judas of the municipality of the south bank of the Tagus, between 2014 and 2016, "illegal expenses" of at least 1.6 million euros, as well as the fact 54% of the analyzed contracts were made by direct agreement and with invitations to a single entity.
In the last municipal elections, Almada was one of the nine municipalities of the CDU lost to the PS, who ran for the presidency of the municipality the former deputy Inês de Medeiros.