CCI: Federal government more efficient than before
Government in the Federation of BiH in the first six months of this year, despite all the shortcomings, was more efficient than previous governments, according to the scoring of the work of the Parliament and government of FBiH conducted by the Centers for Civic Initiatives.
Representatives of CCI pointed out at a press conference that the current government realized 432 measures more than that in 2004, and 417 measures more than the 2008 government. In percentages, this means 35 percent better results by the current government than its predecessors.
After six months, the current FBiH government realized 40 percent of its annual work program.
Currently the worst results in the realization of this year's work program are in: Tourism and Environment Ministry (Minister Branka Djuric-Zilic, SDP - 20 percent), Ministry of Culture and Sport (Minister Salmir Kaplan, SDA - 25 percent), and Ministry of Energy, Mining, and Industry (Erdal Trhulj, SDA - 29 percent).
Nominally the greatest number of activities realized were recorded by the Ministry of Finance (Ante Krajina, HSP) and the Ministry of Energy, Mining, and Industry (Erdal Trhulj, SDA).
In addition to the 35 planned laws, the federal government in the first six months of the year passed 15 outside the plan, which leads to a total of 50 established laws in the past six months.
With all the serious deficiencies, in the first quarter of 2012, the FBiH Parliament finally removed the label of the least efficient institution of governance in BiH, only to return to that position in the second quarter, marking a drastic decline in almost all parameters, adopting, inter alia, three and a half times fewer laws than in the first quarter, the CCI highlights.
Of the 18 laws adopted in the FBiH Parliament, only two were planned in the work program, which once again returns to the old story of extreme lack of seriousness in creating a work program, this NGO warns.
In the House of Peoples of FBiH, only 45 delegates who professionalized their status on behalf of salaries and fees (flat rate, per diem, hot meals, accommodations, separate living, weekend family visits, and use of car) were paid nearly half a million KM.
The work of the other house, the House of Representatives, cost taxpayers for the first six months of 2012 in benefits for its 98 deputies alone another 2.2 million KM.