"The association disregards the rules and regulations relating to public order," according to the regional Chamber of accounts of Normandy.
The regional Chamber of accounts of Normandy has pinned the economic development agency "Le Havre Développement (LHD) for its poor management when it was headed by the current Prime minister Édouard Philippe, in a report published on the Internet.
Founded in 1996, the agency is to assist the economic development of the region le havre, the pays de Caux up to Fécamp. The judges of the regional chamber have reviewed the accounts from 2013 to 2017, at a time when LHD was presided over by Édouard Philippe (until 2017), and then by its successor at the city hall of le Havre, Luc Lemonnier.
"Failure of competition and advertising"
"The association (LHD) disregards the rules and regulations relating to public order, to which it must conform, in quality of contracting authority", states the Chamber in its report, referring in particular to a "failure of competition and advertising".Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
READ ALSO >> Le Havre, a big port at the trailer
She also points out that "in the current state of the articles of association", the director-general of LHD "can only act on behalf of the president," but that it has not been found any trace of the delegations granted to two previous directors-general. For a third director, "it was produced a document dated April 13, 2015 and signed by Luc Lemonnier" while the latter was not yet president, says the chamber.
"As a result, all of the acts taken under the direction of the directors mentioned above is presumed to be devoid of legal basis, with the consequences that can result for themselves as to the presidents of the association", is there shown. LHD is now run by Alexandra Ruiz, a former advisor to the business reserved to Edward Philippe Matignon from July 2017 to September 2018.
the question of The maintenance of the agency
The regional Chamber of accounts also invites members of the association, to "question his reason to be" with respect to the transfer of a part of its competencies to other structures and the reduction of its grants.
Read our complete fileThe romance republican of Edouard Philippe and Jean-Luc Mélenchon The SMS of Macron to a close on Philip :"Don't worry, it is set to" Assembly : the crisis StopCovid disappears, the storm-democratic rest
"If this trend were to continue, the question of the maintenance of the agency, already mentioned in 2014, would again arise. Its resources, assured to 98% by public funds, are used more to finance the expenses of structure and personnel operational activities for development", she adds. In 2017, LHD has achieved a turnover of 1.2 million euros and received a grant of 356.948 of the city of le Havre.