Together with the powers and resources as a result of financial decentralization it is viewed crucial to increase the responsibility of local authorities, including transparency, accountability and answerability to their society. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during a meeting with regional media on Monday.
In the framework of the decentralization reform there have been created opportunities for the formation of capable territorial communities by devolving sufficient powers and funding for their local development. Now an acute question is control and responsibility, said the Head of Government.
In this context Volodymyr Groysman noted that a number of legislative initiatives were required to enhance the responsibility of local authorities, particularly a law on local referendum and law on local self-government authorities.
The Accounting Chamber of Ukraine which has its offices all around the country demands a restart and increase of its institutional capacity, according to the Prime Minister. This issue depends on the Ukrainian Parliament as well, he said.
Apart from that, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of open use by local authorities of public finance, citing examples of the ProZorro and E-data systems.
From this perspective Volodymyr Groysman noted that the role of communities to monitor local governments should be intensified.
"You choose your local Council, you choose your authorities and you share the responsibility with them. It is vital to ensure you to fulfill your functions not just when we came and vote", urged the PM.