Deficit in the neighboring stadiums, absent elected and real estate problems
The Court of Accounts acknowledges the existence of negligence and “steps” that violate the legislation
The “National Teams” and “Young Talents” centers “specialize” in “gobbling up money”
The report of the Court of Accounts for the past year revealed shocking data and figures related to the financial appropriations that the youth and sports sector devoured in its apartment for completing and equipping sports facilities in several states of the country, as it highlighted in particular the projects of a local nature that were registered during the confined fiscal years between 2016 and 2020 and completed. At the level of 16 municipalities belonging to five states in the west of the country, within the framework of various state programs related to equipment.
The findings of the report regarding the entire “file” left the impression of the need to strengthen and strengthen the state’s oversight mechanisms, with greater care to preserve public money and what is termed as “the livelihood of the beylik”, in light of the failure of all that was spent to achieve the goal. The desired by the public authorities, after it became clear through a reading of the council’s reports that there are matters akin to the systematic waste of people’s money in return for the emission of smells of fraud in the works, in exchange for official justifications that seemed to be intended for consumption only, in comparison to their lack of seriousness in the optimal guarantee for correcting the imbalances that occurred.
Practical procedures that violate legislative standards and provisions
The Court of Auditors had concluded the fact that there is a chasm and divergence in visions and gaps between what is required by the standards and legislative and regulatory provisions in force, with the practical measures taken at the local and field levels: “compared to the shortcomings and shortcomings that were identified by the state youth and sports directorates.” And the municipalities concerned with the completion of these sports facilities, whether in terms of programming or implementation, and even equipment. While the annual report (2022) also allowed to shed light implicitly, albeit indirectly, on the main causes of “erosion of public funds”, whether when it touched on projects that have been neglected, or even when listing the justifications used to cover up the bad suffering of public facilities. Management and management.
The report, which included a sample of four municipalities in the wilaya of Sidi Bel Abbes, in addition to 12 municipalities belonging to the wilayas of Tlemcen, Ain Temouchent, Naama and Tiaret, included many aspects of neglect and even gross shortcomings in the qualifications of those entrusted with planning tasks, all without turning a blind eye to the absence of a consensual vision. between central and local officials, which in most cases caused a severe delay in the completion of projects, and the majority of the latter fell under what is termed administratively as “financial re-evaluation” of the different sources of funding for those projects, for various and various reasons that “disappear” all behind justifications. “Purely technical” in which it is often impossible to find “the black thread from the white”.
13 billion dinars for 760 processing operations in 16 western municipalities
this happened; Despite the confirmation of the language of numbers, 16 municipalities from five western wilayas benefited, which are Tlemcen Mansoura, Maghnia, and Chtouane from the wilaya of Tlemcen, and the municipalities of Sidi Bel Abbes, Sfizif, Ras al-Ma, and Oued Taourira from the wilaya of Sidi Bel Abbes, in addition to Tiaret, Soufar and Rahouya from the wilaya of Tiaret, and the municipalities of Ain. Temouchent and Lhasa Gharaba from the wilaya of Ain Temouchent, to the municipalities of Naama and Ain Safra, and the reservoir of Ben Ammar from the wilaya of Naama, during the period from 2016 to 2020, from 760 complete processing operations, which necessitated the allocation of a financial envelope estimated at 13 billion dinars, the Solidarity and Guarantee Fund contributed For local communities to provide the equivalent of 9.443 billion dinars of it, or 72.65 percent, compared to 2.630 billion dinars from municipal development plans. While financial contributions to non-centralized sectoral programs amounted to 632 million dinars, compared to another 292 million dinars from the Special Fund for the Economic Development of the High Plateaus.
The rehabilitation of sports facilities that previously existed alone consumed the equivalent of 60.83 percent of the allocated financial funds, with reference to the dominance of football-oriented projects at the expense of all other sports compared to their depletion of the equivalent of 11.092 billion dinars from the total. observed cover.
Whatever it is possible, the state’s monitoring of capabilities confirms its keenness to generalize the practice of physical activity across municipalities due to its importance in combating social ills, its nature as an essential factor for education and its contribution to intellectual development, without ignoring its role in promoting and preparing young people, although all of this could not be achieved. That agreement in visions and concepts between representatives of centralization and their counterparts of local officials, without excluding the factor of differences between what is theoretical and what can be achieved in the field for complex and complex reasons.
The “absenteeism” of civil society and the neglect of data on the national map of sports development
Moreover, it was concluded that the process of completing the stadiums, most of which were classified as neighborhood stadiums, was not preceded by any consultation or involvement of representatives of civil society in those municipalities to find out what the youth group needs there. Monitoring it, it completed and prepared sports facilities without using the data provided by the national map for sports development and the directive plan for sports and major sports equipment: “Although these tools are among the pillars of proper planning and valuable follow-up without which it is not possible to control needs and sports facilities cannot respond to the principle of Diversity and adaptation to different forms of physical activities and sports.
These data have been included, for example; Granting the lion’s share of the completed projects to football stadiums to the exclusion of other sports, although the field was open to the directorates of youth and sports, and even municipalities, to complete play areas for other sports, which resulted in imbalances compared to what logic requires in light of the presence of a wide group of young people. A fan of other sports in various regions of the country.
Real estate problems, “absent” elected officials, and neighboring stadiums that were “eaten up” by neglect
All that has been mentioned has resulted in incomplete projects and structures, whether in terms of completion or in terms of equipment, and most of the stadiums lack someone to watch over them and even maintain them, in light of the fact that many of them remain under the tutelage of the Youth and Sports Directorates after they were completed. Finding out that there is a slowness in the transfer procedures, and the absence of records of handing over these facilities to the municipalities, which made many stadiums vulnerable to neglect and erosion, as is the case with the neighboring stadium of Sidi Bouazza Gharbi, and the stadium of the popular neighborhood of Sidi Amar in the city of Sidi Bel Abbes.
The report of the Court of Accounts had also touched on the delay of many municipalities in handing over this type of stadium, in comparison to the difficulties faced by local groups in finding floors capable of achieving this type of space, whether due to the scarcity of real estate facilities, or the opposition that this encountered. This type of project is from the citizens themselves: “Because they believe that football is often associated with the practice of soccer in neighborhoods, in terms of disgraceful behavior.”
The report did not forget to address the delay recorded in the individualization of operations and the absence of accurate identification of the technical specifications of some works and equipment, and its impact on controlling the completion deadlines and the general cost of the project, although even the neighborhood stadiums that the investigators confirmed were completed in the field and became available at the level of the targeted local communities. , did not seem to guarantee full coverage of the needs of the population.
It is noteworthy that the investigators also found that some municipal councils were not “involved” in the process in the desired way. By virtue of not preparing its programs related to the completion of sports facilities planned in each municipality, whether they are annual programs, or multi-year programs corresponding to the term of office of those councils. While the investigations, which included the state of Sidi Bel Abbes alone in the part related to real estate problems, revealed that the floors designated for the completion of 15 neighborhood stadiums at the level of 15 complete municipalities were not suitable to receive a specific type of equipment, after a process related to the completion of 20 sports stadiums with artificial turf was registered. Titled Solidarity and Guarantee Fund for Local Communities for the year 2018.
There is a shortage of 21 neighborhood stadiums in the municipality of Sidi Bel Abbes, and “Al-Mir” promises to remedy it
The Court of Auditors estimated that there is a large deficit in the neighborhood football stadiums, until the year 2020, after the authors of the report relied on a number of criteria and statistics, similar to the population of each municipality that was included in the investigation.
They concluded that the municipality of Sidi Bel Abbes, with a population of 236,114 until 2016, needed the equivalent of 47 stadiums, after the completion of this type of facility was limited to only 3 stadiums during the period between 2016 and 2020, which implicitly means that the city It continues to suffer an estimated deficit of 21 playgrounds according to the standards in force, which the state and local authorities have been working to cover since that period, as evidenced by the confirmation of the head of the Municipal People’s Assembly of Sidi Bel Abbes, Miloud Maghribi, to launch the rehabilitation and rehabilitation works of 6 nearby playgrounds in the state capital.
On the other hand, the investigators of the Court of Auditors concluded that the municipalities of Sfizif and Ras al-Maa, which are among the largest municipalities in the state, need two neighboring stadiums for each municipality: “which is the deficit that was overcome by Ras al-Maa,” according to the response issued by the governor of the state of Sidi Bel Abbes during the period specific.
Non-refundable financial advances and “corroded” concrete in the Ras Al-Maa pool
The project to complete a swimming pool in the municipality of Ras El-Maa, 100 km south of the state capital, Sidi Bel Abbes, is one of the projects that the Court of Accounts investigators have found to be more than a “legal violation”, a process registered since 2007 within the framework of the High Plateau Program, with a financial appropriation equivalent to 368 million. DJ.
This project was not received until 13 years later, after it turned over the years into a living sample of “waste of public money” and “manipulation and negligence”, especially after it became clear that the first contractor that started the works on April 20, 2009, before its contract was terminated, had More than 15 million DZD as a financial application, without any party being able to retrieve it, until the end of December 2020.
The Wali of Sidi Bel Abbes attributed the reason behind the delay in receiving the project “to the announcement of the invalidity of the tender several times in view of the nature of the project, as well as its distance from the capital of the state,” before the same official admitted the erosion of the concrete of the project’s infrastructure, according to the technical experience report, which required re- Its completion due to the fact that the project has been suspended for several years.