Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman calls on the society
and experts to join the process of creation of an effective system to root out corruption
in government structures. The Head of Government noted in his opening statement
at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Wednesday.
"Corruption deprives us of the opportunity to ensure sustainable
development and denudes people of hope that the situation may change and is
just destroying our country from the inside. It is vital for us to obtain the
support of the expert community in restoring order in this issue. The Government
cannot do it alone. It needs help of the public and experts to instill order and build an effective scheme to curb
corruption", said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister recalled that there had been established
and was operating a joint Government-public initiative "Together Against Corruption". For the first time information
regarding the group's work was presented at the meeting of the Cabinet of
Ministers of Ukraine at the end of 2016. According to the promise of the Prime
Minister, these reports have become a regular practice and will be announced once
every three months.
"I'm eager to ensure openness, transparency of each
particular Ministry, to make their activities more understandable to the
public, the people. Nothing is more effective than openness. If you have openness,
corruption will be minimized, if there are any closed processes, there will
always exist temptation for an official to steal something. We must prevent
such things and, most importantly, to do everything to guarantee that work of
each Ministry, each copeck being spent from the
budget be completely open and transparent", stressed
the Head of Government.
"We must respond more effectively to corruption threats
and manifestations that occur in different systems", urged Volodymyr
According to the results of the announced information about
the work of the group by coordinator of the Government-public initiative
"Together against corruption" Oksana Velychko, the Prime Minister commissioned to prolong work
on the determined by experts key anti-corruption measures.