Samegrelo. According to the information of the City Hall of the Chkhorotsku Municipality procured the service of transportation of pupils of public schools of Chkhorotsku from Salome 92 LLC, a company founded two months before the procurement, in January 2022. The value of the contract awarded to this company is GEL 207,197.
The owners of equal stakes of 50% in Salome 92 LLC are Salome and Jambul Papava, who have links with the ruling party. Jambul Papava is a coordinator of the Georgian Dream party.
According to the organization, The companies owned by Salome Papava, an employee of the City Hall of Chkhorotsku, and his father, Jambul Papava, have obtained public procurements worth GEL 1,080,842 from the Chkhorotsku Municipality since 2012.
“TI Georgia believes that the involvement of Salome 92 LLC and general partnership Jambul Papava in the public procurements of the Chkhorotsku Municipality raises doubts about the lawfulness of the process. Therefore, we call on the Anti-Corruption Agency of the State Security Service to study each of the procurements and to establish whether or not they contain possible signs of corruption.”