Openness, transparency and activities directed to root out
corruption from the public sector will provide an opportunity to change the
country and make it successful with developed economy and strong defensive
capacity, assures Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, adding it is
crucial to fight to achieve this goal. He said that during a public forum dedicated
to the International Anti-Corruption Day on Friday.
The Prime Minister noted that the Government views it as extremely
important to be open in all actions. In particular, recently, there has been
launched a joint public-government initiative "Together Against
Corruption", in the framework of which the Government in synergy with
the public elaborated 83 anti-corruption measures to eliminate opportunities
for abuse in each Ministry. 80% of measures are being implemented.
In this regard the Prime Minister urged the public and experts
to be active to eliminate grounds for corruption in the Government and added he
is committed to support.
On August 1, the Government has introduced the electronic
system of public procurement ProZorro to carry out
all public procurement procedures. Moreover, there have been abolished 367
regulatory acts hampering doing business, reminded the Prime Minister.
"It is crucial for us not to stop,” said Volodymyr
Groysman. “I prefer we would build a system that inspires trust of civil
society and the citizens."
"I have no closed topics. I am ready to be absolutely
open", noted the Prime Minister.
He noted that in recent years Ukraine had been demonstrating
a breakthrough in the issues of elaboration of legislation on fighting and
preventing corruption, establishing institutions designed to combat corruption.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that corruption occurs where
decision-making depends on a person and where the activities are shrouded in
In this context, “it is vital to change the very system of
decision-making in the country so that to make transparency in our work be commonplace,” said the Prime Minister.
“Corruption is threatening our country from within and can
take away our future”, the Head of Government is convinced. “High level of
corruption makes it impossible to work effectively, to build a fair society, improve
many of key indicators that affect the level of our life, and breeds mistrust".