The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman supports initiatives that will ensure the efficiency and transparency of the work of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia and will make the company one of the most successful in the country. He said this during a Government meeting on Wednesday.
“I’m ready to support initiatives for implementation this plan [the modernization of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia]. I’m ready to destroy any mafia that can come close to Ukrzaliznytsia", the Prime Minister said.
According to Volodymyr Groysman, state-owned company JSC Ukrzaliznytsia has the potential to be a billionaire, but it is “chronically affected with corruption, inefficiency”. This is a typical problem for large state enterprises.
In this regard, today the new management of the company faces challenges to overcome the internal sabotage and other obstacles that hinder to make quick and effective decisions, Volodymyr Groysman emphasized.
The Prime Minister is convinced that the steps undertaken and planned in Ukrzaliznytsia regarding modernization, purchase of cars, changes to the system of fuel procurement, the introduction of work in the electronic system of public procurement ProZorro should make the company the front-runner and to ensure the transparency of its work.
In turn, the Government should support those initiatives that will provide an opportunity to modernize the company, said Volodymyr Groysman.
"I believe that we should support initiatives that will enable the company to become transparent, open, - he said. - Our task today is to give full political support in cause of full transparency management".
The Prime Minister also stressed the need to strengthen management and to change the Supervisory Board of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia onto the professional and independent.
Professional and independent Supervisory Board should evaluate the work of the company's management, Volodymyr Groysman noticed.
In this context, he said that the Government would evaluate the work of the Chairman of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia on the results of his activities during the year and after the report on the executed work.
The PM also thanked the Chairman of the Board Wojciech Balczun for the job and resistance to challenges.