Parliament Discusses Presidential Initiative on Merge of Two Ministries

(Tbilisi, May 10, – Georgian Parliament discusses President Shevardnadze’s proposal to merge Tax Revenue and Finance Ministries on May 10.

The Industrialists and the Socialists factions support the initiative, while the representatives of the Revival faction expressed doubt at the Parliamentary session today that the merge of these two ministries would increase budgetary income.

President Shevardnadze intends to nominate Mirian Gogiashvili, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Council on the post of the Minister, in case the Parliament approves proposal.