The management board of the Lubuskie voivodship announced that it “got acquainted with the preliminary results of the control of the Lubuskie Bony Rozwojowe project and made a decision to send the notification to the prosecutor’s office”. The reservations concern the services provided under the project by the Future Wolves company, founded by MP Łukasz Mejza.
On Tuesday, a message appeared on the website of the local government of the Lubuskie voivodship, in which we read that the voivodship board read the information “on the progress of work and arrangements made by the Department of the European Social Fund as a result of the control of the project ‘Lubuskie Bony Rozwojowe in the Zielona Góra subregion – 2nd edition”.
“The inspection included, inter alia, the verification of the compliance of the project implementation with its assumptions set out in the contract and the application for co-financing attached thereto. Due to media information, the services provided by Future Wolves Łukasz Mejza were subjected to a detailed inspection” – added.
Doubts about the activities of Future Wolves
Future Wolves is a company founded in June 2019 by the current Deputy Minister of Sport. Wirtualna Polska described its activities. Mejza, when he was a councilor of the Lubuskie voivodship sejmik, was also a partner of the Lubuskie Bony Rozwojowe program. The money for the vouchers came from EU funds, from the program adopted by the local government of this voivodeship.
“The operators of the projects responsible for the allocation of money were the Regional Development Agency and the Western Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Under the program, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs could apply for vouchers, which they could then redeem in companies offering, among others, training. After completing the exercises, the company – who ran them – settled the vouchers with the program operator “- we read in the WP text. As the portal established, the Mejzy company was to earn almost a million zlotys on it, and the vast majority of the money came from EU funds.
As WP adds, Mejza, shortly before joining the government, suspended Future Wolves and deleted the website.
Referral to the prosecutor’s office
However, the management board of the Lubuskie voivodship indicates in the Tuesday announcement that the inspection revealed a lack of materials that would show what the trainings looked like, and thus it cannot be verified whether “the service was adequate to the costs”. It was also noted that it was not possible to confirm “participation in training in the case of 18 people”.
Due to these doubts, the voivodship board decided to notify the prosecutor’s office about the suspicion of a crime.
“During the inspection it was found that the Regional Development Agency, which is the project beneficiary selected in the competition, does not have materials showing what the training looked like, and therefore it cannot be verified whether the service was cost-effective. It is not possible to confirm participation in the training. case of 18 people. The lack of training materials available on the training platform was shown, which makes it difficult to verify the scope of the training “- it was written.
It was added that “the method of conducting the training raises doubts – logging in at night by participants, logging in starting one day and ending the next, implementation of individual training modules in much shorter time than provided for in the information about the service”.
“Currently, most of the control activities at the beneficiary’s premises have been completed. The control information will be prepared by December 15 this year.” – was written in the press release.
A list of 37 companies for which Future Wolves provided training services under the project was also published.
Controversy around Łukasz Mejza
The reservations related to the activities of Future Wolves are not the only controversies that have recently arisen around the deputy minister of sport.
Journalists from Wirtualna Polska, Szymon Jadczak and Mateusz Ratajczak, also describe the case of another company he founded, Vinci NeoClinic, which promised to treat people struggling with incurable diseases, they agreed. The method praised by Mejza has no medical confirmation. Treatment fees started at $ 80,000. On Monday, Wirtualna Polska published another text in which journalists collected stories people who had contact with Vinci NeoClinic and – as we read – they were persuaded to take an unproven therapy.
Mejza claims that WP publications are “a series of blatant lies” and announces that the case will go to court.
Many politicians – not only from the opposition – are calling on the government to dismiss Meuse. Prime Minister Morawiecki He said on Monday that “the situation will surely now be subject to very detailed explanations.”
The career of Łukasz Mejza
Mejza has been sitting in the Sejm since March this year, when he took the seat of the deceased KP-PSL deputy Jolanta Fedak. After joining the Sejm, Mejza did not join the Polish Coalition-PSL club and remained unaffiliated. He has been the deputy minister of sport since October – he took up the function on the recommendation of the Republican Party.
In August, while still a non-attached MP, Mejza was punished by the Presidium of the Sejm for failing to submit an asset declaration. “There is no such possibility in the bylaws to discipline a deputy to make this statement,” Deputy Marshal Ryszard Terlecki (PiS) said then. The last declaration of assets was made by Mejza on August 27, 2021, entering the ownership status there on March 16, 2021, when he became a member of parliament.
TVN24, Wirtualna Polska, PAP
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