Groisman calls on local leaders to give a sharper focus to economy on the ground
06.12.2017 11:36 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of yesterday, while sharing an interview with 5 TV channel, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman said 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, Government Portal reports.
«There is 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.
«It is vitally important to create new companies, 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 governance responsibility,» the Head of Government stated.
Besides, apart from that, Groisman emphasized that all decisions being taken on the ground should be transparent, and the leadership ought to be accountable to their communities. As to him, the mechanism of the election will become an effective tool to prevent any signs of corruption on the ground.