Monday, March 22, 2010

Pursuant to President's instructions the meeting on problems of providing functioning and development of Kyiv takes place in the Cabinet

In his speech, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov critically assessed the activities of Kyiv government. He believes that there are several main reasons of the unsatisfactory state of affairs in Kiev.

First of all, the problem is wrong staffing, since a lot of officials are not experts in the local economy.

Another problem Mykola Azarov called the lack of effective cooperation not only between agencies responsible for city infrastructure, but also between district administrations.

President demands to restore order in the capital, emphasized Prime Minister. Thus, the options are: either Kyiv government improves its work, or voluntarily leaves its positions. Government is ready to assist metropolitan officials, but Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky himself and administration chairmen should bear responsibility for the state of the city, emphasized Prime Minister.

Head of Government has noted that today there is urgent need to restore an effective system of capital government. Kyiv must demonstrate to other cities of Ukraine, that even in crisis conditions and having limited budgetary resources, it is possible to provide decent living conditions for citizens, convinced M. Azarov.