Decentralization of power is one of the reforms aimed at
effective solution of specific problems of each person that has already proved
its effectiveness. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said in his
opening statement during the Forum of Consolidated Communities on Thursday.
"This is almost the country's most efficient reform
that has a clear beginning, interim results and a systemic success. This
success depends on you. The fate of those people who elect you depends on you",
said the Head of Government in his address to the heads of consolidated territorial
"When we launched the reform, they wondered what decentralization
means, what the local government reform means? Now we
can explain - it's a new way, better infrastructure, new school buses, a new
school or kindergarten, a new venture. It implies the absence of the need for each
of you to get to the district centre or regional centre. This implies a perfect
control system and distribution of financial resources for each Ukrainian, that
is what decentralization means", explained Volodymyr Groysman at the
beginning of the Forum.
"This is one of the reforms that is
human-centred - we put an emphasis on specific needs of each particular
person", he added.
The Prime Minister noted that he was one of the initiators
of the reform of local governance and power decentralization. According to him,
he came to the central government in 2014, because "he really wanted to
trigger the country’s development."
"The development of the country is impossible in the Government
offices in Kyiv, regional, district state administration. It is important to
ensure all necessary tools created in each particular community so that people could
feel that they can bring about change in their lives, hence the Government
creates conditions and delegate you the authority and resources", explained
the Head of Government to the participants of the Forum.
that among the achievements are adoption on 1 April 2014 of the Concept of
reforming of local government and territorial organization of power in Ukraine,
approval in 2015 of the Law of Ukraine On Voluntary
Association of Territorial Communities, launch of financial decentralization.
was formed the required minimum regulatory framework stipulating for the delegation
of powers to the communities, created an instrument enabling them to amalgamate
and become stronger, get larger resource.
decentralization reform was aimed at "creating proper conditions for
everyone" to enable communities to consolidate in order to become strong,
to create a high-quality education, healthcare, local environment, to trigger development
of the local economy and create jobs. "Today it is a reality", stressed
now there have amalgamated hundreds of local communities, noted the Head of
Government. He accentuated that those who demonstrated leading positions in the
consolidation process, would be the leaders of economic growth all around the
areas will have capable communities, they will have a larger financial resource,
they will have a better investment climate, more workplaces, they can obtain
more funds to the local budget, they will be able to reinvest it in the quality
of life," he summed up.