After the introduction
of the first
stage of decentralization reform and the delegation
of enormous powers and financial
resources on the ground, the
time had come for local
leaders to assume responsibility and to give
a sharper focus on local economic
issues. This was stated by
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman on air of 5 TV channel.
an ample opportunity to make decisions in the interests
of communities, moreover there are necessary funds.
But local leaders should develop economy on the ground,"
the Prime Minister stressed.
He placed a special
emphasis on the fact that
local government revenues can not
be augmented at the cost
of reduction of central budget
revenues - through mathematical redistribution of funds , this
is not a real reform. At
the same time, skills to
accumulate profit, to use land
resources efficiently, to attract investments,
to open new
businesses and to create new
jobs that will directly fill
local budgets are indicators of the second
stage of the reform.
vitally important to create new
enterprises, to saturate the domestic
market with high-quality products at fair prices,
to lobby interests in foreign
markets. Business access to resources
is a competence of local authorities.
It is possible
to achieve a success if there
is a transparency and understanding of the need
to develop the economy. We
have something to work on,
but we will
ensure (high level) of local
the Head of Government stated.
Apart from that,
Volodymyr Groysman emphasized that all decisions being
taken on the ground should
be transparent, and the leadership
ought to be accountable to their communities.
According to him, the mechanism
of the election
will become an effective tool
to prevent any signs of
corruption on the ground.