of privatization either of the National Anticorruption Bureau, or the National
Agency for Prevention of Corruption is doomed to failure", Prime Minister
of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized at a meeting of the Collegium of the Justice
Ministry of Ukraine on Monday, June 22.
also stressed the need to provide "real, effective operation of the National
Anticorruption Bureau: "I hope that by September the first detectives, selected
in an open competition, will have a real fight against corruption in the
Anti-Corruption Bureau is a completely independent body. This means that the
body must manifest itself in the fight against corruption at all crossbar of Ukrainian
authorities," he stressed.
Minister also underlined that the National Corruption Prevention agency will also
be an independent - preventive body which must urgently address the issue of
fighting corruption in government, including checking the conditions of life of
civil servants and their compliance with the declaration of income and expenses,
"The country must change, not in words but in deeds."
reminded that the competition was held for members of the agency: "Someone
wants to grab leadership of the National Anti-Corruption Agency. But the agency
will stay independent."
He noticed that
he was ready to change the Government’s representative in the competition
commission for the selection of candidates for membership of the Agency
"and to delegate representation to NGOs. "But
any attempts of privatization either of the National Anticorruption Bureau, or
National Agency for Prevention of Corruption are doomed to failure",
Arseniy Yatsenyuk highlighted.