Wednesday, June 10, 2009

President meets regional governors

Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko urged Regional State Administrations’ Heads to elaborate a joint action plan of regions development or the period until the end of 2009. “The Government went into politics, and the Parliament never quit it, so the aim is to fill the second half of 2009 with joint activities”, - President said today at a meeting with Heads of Regional, Kyiv and Sevastopol State Administrations and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea. Victor Yushchenko stressed that the local authorities and local governments have become “the key figures in the organization of everyday life in the country”.

According to the President there is no hope that the Parliament will approve the program of development, because it has no majority. “Expecting the Ukrainian breakthrough from the Parliament would be useless. With such conductors as those political forces that now represent the power in Ukraine, the Parliament can not conduct a concentrated, strong national policy”, - said the President.

Victor Yushchenko stressed that with lack of a majority in the Parliament, in fact, there is no one to adopt a program of national economic development. “There is a daily improvisation. The Government has no economic program of its own. The Ukrainian breakthrough, I understand, has already ended. I think we will soon be witnesses to Ukrainian breakthrough-2 as a sequel to the first part. This is carelessness”, - said Victor Yushchenko.

V. Yushchenko also urged the leaders of publicly express their stance the personnel policy of the Government in the regions. He stressed that today in Ukraine there are 80 vacant posts of District State Administrations Heads, 66 posts of First Deputy Heads and 196 posts of Vice-Heads. Victor Yushchenko reminded that appointment of these officials requires proposals from the Government.