Gov’t expresses condolence and dismisses top officials of Road Ministry

2018-08-13 15:44:05
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ Last Thursday, a crime was occurred at the Ministry of Road and Transportation Development. According to the preliminary examination, 38-year old G, head of Department for Monitoring, Valuation and Internal auditing of the Ministry, was murdered by 48-year old M, head of the State Administration and Management department. The investigation is underway.

In relation to this incident and a train accident, the Government called an urgent meeting on Sunday, August 12, deciding to dismiss the top officials of the Ministry of Road and Transportation Development. 

Following the urgent Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister U. Khurelsukh held a press conference where he expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased on behalf of the Government of Mongolia. U.Khurelsukh said, “I apologize for the incident which involved high-ranking officials of the Ministry, drinking, brawling and taking one’s valuable life. It clearly shows a necessity to tighten discipline and responsibility. I comprehend again that we must keep improving discipline and responsibility at all levels of the government organizations.”

“Therefore, the Cabinet decided to dismiss top officials of the Ministry, the Minister of Roads and Transportation Development, Deputy Minister, State Secretary, and related department heads. As Parliament approves the appointment of a minister, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Enkhtuvshin will act as the Minister temporarily until the Parliament resolves the matter. These three officials admitted their responsibility for the incident and handed in their resignation,” said the Prime Minister.