Jobbik to submit proposal on banning privatisation of public water utilities
Dudas told a press briefing streamed on Facebook that the government had told local authorities to hand over their public water utility assets free of charge by the end of September.
Dudas accused the government of “systematically hobbling the operation of public water utility providers over the past decade”, forcing them to accumulate multi-billion-forint debts. Also, the government has not undertaken to retain employees of the companies or to refrain from selling the assets, Dudas said. The government should leave water management in the hands of local authorities, he said.
Noting that the government has already privatised the management of motorways and outsourced the operation of public schools, Dudas said the “situation now is even more severe; water is essential for every Hungarian.”