Vice Prime Minister: 18 united territorial communities, which in the spring and summer had the elections, have to receive medical and educational subventions from September of 2016
17.08.2016 | 15:57 MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, HOUSING AND UTILITIES OF UKRAINE
We have plans - while
amending the State Budget to provide 18 united territorial communities (UTC), which
in the spring and summer had the elections, with the opportunity to receive
medical and educational subventions, as well as with the authority to collect
taxes from September 2016, instead of January 2017, as is envisaged today. Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development, Construction,
Housing and Utilities of Ukraine HennadiiZubko announced in an interview with the Holos Ukrayiny.
According to him,
it is necessary to recalculate budgets of district councils, on the territory
of which the particular UTC are located, and the budgets of the regions in
order to separate the powers of a new UTC, the district and region.
He stressed that
people are starting to realize the benefits of decentralization. "They
understand that the larger the population and the territory, the larger is the
budget, the accumulation of resources and more tangible the progress. The united
territorial communities need methodological assistance. And it is the task for
state administrations, regional reform offices", said HennadiiZubko. He informed
that apart from promoting the formation of new communities such offices also
provide these communities with advisory and methodological assistance in over
ten areas affected by the reform process.
important for people to have professional legal support, help with budgeting,
planning of territories, social protection, education and medical
subventions. It is vital to ensure operation of the staff in each area
capable of answering to every question regarding what and how to do. This
will be feedback because the implementation of any reform always requires
adjustments and innovations", summed HennadiiZubko.