of decentralization and amalgamation of territorial communities that
independently adopt socio-economic decisions directed to the development of their
regions is gaining momentum and will continue, despite the attempts of some
political forces to slow it down and to thwart the transformation, in
particular participating in elections and engaging in outright struggle for
power without understanding what, actually, decentralization means. This was
stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the meeting with representatives of
regional media dedicated to the theme "Decentralization. Success stories. New challenges".
the political forces are eager through the elections to be deputies at the
territorial communities - even those who do not support the decentralization
process. For example, the Motherland party – they have not voted for any
decentralization law on the instruction of Ms. Tymoshenko.
She does not take decentralization seriously. Or, for instance,
the Self-Reliance Party. We started the reform together, encouraged
mayors to participate, made certain progress, but in a while some of them began
to thwart this reform", explained the Head of Government.
he added that despite all attempts to discredit the reform, only in the budget
of the city of Lviv there had accumulated more than UAH
2 billion of additional resources.
essential component is the community. And I will fight for the communities having
the resources, possessing lands, for preventing them from kneeling down to someone.
I'm on the side of the communities and local governance. I'm committed to
prolong my efforts and make anyone get this position”, said Volodymyr
Groysman. “Unfortunately, the level of our political
culture is such that our politicians struggle for power instead of fighting for
Ukraine. I am fighting for Ukraine".
Head of Government added that he expected by the end of year the law on the
transfer of lands under the jurisdiction of local communities would be adopted.
must be self-sufficient”, stressed the Head of Government. “The draft law on
the use of land has been submitted for the Parliament’s consideration. I
believe, before the end of the year it will be endorsed. It is crucial to wind
up with this issue."