By the time you read this text, almost three working days have passed since the tragic bus accident in Bulgaria, and the State Transport Inspectorate has not yet conducted an extraordinary inspection of the work of the company “BESA Trans”, ignoring even the conclusion of the Government from the day before yesterday for URGENT implementation of such supervision.
In yesterday’s conversation for “Morning briefing” with colleague Elizabeta Spasenovska, the director of this Inspectorate, Mr. Rufat Husseini said rather reluctantly that his inspectors would carry out such surveillance in the indefinite future. He added that, regardless of the findings, the responsibility for the movement of the unfortunate, unlicensed bus outside the borders of the country is in the competence of the Customs, and not its Inspectorate. “We will check why it is not there (the license statement), but that is not the deciding factor in this accident,” Husseini concluded. (He operated with similar ratings in his evening television appearance on one of the debate TV shows.)
Shortly afterwards, referring to what was said, one of the information portals (“close to the opposition”) announced that Husseini had been in office for many years and that he was born in Zajas, a country of DUI leader Ali Ahmeti. Common sense indicates that DUI party staff is also in this responsible position.
Husseini’s words were not uttered yesterday morning, the Ministry of Transport revoked the license for activity of “BESA Trans”, and the inspection bodies (Sector for Professional Responsibility) of the Customs itself “broke in” at the border crossing Deve Bair to check how many times when, and in which customs shifts indefinitely this vehicle transited from Macedonia to Bulgaria, although it did not have the necessary documents (two of the prescribed three) for international transport.
The announcement that arrived late last night from the urgent customs inspection says that, among other things, the bus of “BESA Trans” was not registered (with the necessary documents) that on November 18 this year it left the country to Bulgaria, but only the certificate was certified. for the passengers he was transporting. The two customs officers on duty when that happened will be suspended from work, and additional sanctions are announced for their shift manager. For start.
But why the State Transport Inspectorate has not yet entered the company “BESA Trans”? What has director Husseini’s justification for not conducting an emergency inspection got to do with the fact that there are 13 inspectors available and he needs to control 2.000 transport companies ?! Well, one or two inspectors are enough for this urgent work, ordered by the Government, to be completed by today…
The man-director does not seem ignorant and naive – on the contrary – not to understand the need for urgency in acting, because of all the legal, political and even human dimensions of the tragic car accident in Bulgaria.
All this, in fact, leads us to the more important topic that arises after the bus collision near Pernik: if it were not for the horrific event and the ongoing investigation into it, this unlicensed vehicle who knows how many more times and with which tourists it would drive on international routes and illegally crossed borders without being aware of those who paid to drive in it. But the next logical question is: how many more such “illegal” Macedonian buses are rolling on international roads?
In fact, the competent Inspectorate, instead of postponing the extraordinary supervision in “BESA Trans”, should urgently conduct extraordinary inspections in at least ten or twenty other similar companies these days – the 13 inspectors that Husseini has at his disposal are enough for that! – to show that he understands not only the anxiety of the public and not only the legal and “political” need for a quick reaction, but also to fulfill his elementary professional responsibility which is in the title of the institution: well, you are INSPECTORS, it is your job to you make INSPECTIONS, what else do we pay you for?!?!
Or, then, for some other “driving” not to be mentioned in the Transport Inspectorate?