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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Prosecutors should call to account chairmen of state-owned companies involved in corruption
16.01.2015 | 12:38
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

"All strategic objects should remain in state ownership. While everything which should be working on the economy we ought to provide the people with an opportunity to purchase through a public tender, to attract investment, create jobs and we ought to close this "feeder", which was distributed by certain Ministers, those hiding behind the political forces,” stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday, 16 January, during An Hour of Questions to the Government at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The PM reminded that the Cabinet of Ministers had submitted to the Parliament a draft law "On the list of state property objects not subject to privatization”, "We have preserved exceptionally the list of strategic objects, which operates for the country and on which the fate of the country depends. All the rest is to sell and to put on bail through an open and transparent bidding to work for the country’s purposes, to pay taxes and wages, instead of working into the pockets of either an official, or the so-called public manager, who was given an opportunity to steal from the state-owned objects.

However, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, at the meeting of January 15 people's deputies of Ukraine did not support this bill.

He emphasized that there would be announced the names of public companies which are subjected to criminal investigations regarding corruption cases, "These are the Ukrspirt company, which was subordinated to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, the Derzhlis and others. I am convinced that the prosecutors won't just call names, but will send to jail those chairmen of the companies who were yesterday supporting, not allowing for the Government to make the correct reformist decision to eradicate corruption in the public sector".

The Prime Minister appealed to the parliamentarians and stressed the need for the adoption of this law.

Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that on January 14, the Government of Ukraine had adopted a decision to hold a public selection process to chair offices of 62 largest state-owned companies.



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