German army auctions tons of toilet paper — RT World News
The German military is auctioning nearly 10,000 rolls of unsuitable toilet paper to new dispensers at Bundeswehr facilities, local media reported on Monday.
According to a publication on the online auction platform Vebeg, which was noticed by the German television channel RTL, the Bundeswehr offers a total of 12 pallets of toilet paper stored in 360 boxes with a transport weight of more than 3 tons.
While it’s unclear exactly when the announcement was posted, the auction is set to last until May 31. The winning bidder will be able to collect the toilet paper, which was produced by the Swedish company Tork, from the military barracks in the town of Wesel, not far from Munster in the northwest of the country.
Prospective buyers will need to register with the military department where the inventory is stored before coming to the location to pick it up or view it, the ad reads.
The German army told RTL that the sale was due to the replacement of toilet paper dispensers in the Bundeswehr’s sanitary facilities with universal dispensers made by another company.
“However, the toilet paper of the first company cannot be used in a universal hygiene dispenser”, a Bundeswehr spokesman told the outlet.
According to RTL, the German army has also put printer toners, desks and laptops up for sale.
The state of the stocks of weapons and other equipment and equipment of the Bundeswehr is a matter of concern in Germany. In March, Eva Hogl, who is the country’s parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces, claimed that the Bundeswehr “has too little of everything and he has had even less since February 24, 2022”, referring to when Russia began its military campaign in Ukraine. Since then, Berlin has provided massive military and economic support to Kyiv.
She noted that the German army was also lacking “Working restrooms, clean showers…indoor sports facilities, troop kitchens…and last but not least, wireless internet.”
Hogl also pointed out that the government had not spent any of the money from a special 100 billion euro ($108 billion) defense fund created last year in light of the conflict in Ukraine.
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