Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman calls on the society and experts to join the process of creation of an effective system to root out corruption in government structures. The Head of Government noted in his opening statement at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Wednesday.
"Corruption deprives us of the opportunity to ensure sustainable development and denudes people of hope that the situation may change and is just destroying our country from the inside. It is vital for us to obtain the support of the expert community in restoring order in this issue. The Government cannot do it alone. It needs help of the public and experts to instill order and build an effective scheme to curb corruption", said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister recalled that there had been established and was operating a joint Government-public initiative "Together Against Corruption". For the first time information regarding the group's work was presented at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at the end of 2016. According to the promise of the Prime Minister, these reports have become a regular practice and will be announced once every three months.
"I'm eager to ensure openness, transparency of each particular Ministry, to make their activities more understandable to the public, the people. Nothing is more effective than openness. If you have openness, corruption will be minimized, if there are any closed processes, there will always exist temptation for an official to steal something. We must prevent such things and, most importantly, to do everything to guarantee that work of each Ministry, each copeck being spent from the budget be completely open and transparent", stressed the Head of Government.
"We must respond more effectively to corruption threats and manifestations that occur in different systems", urged Volodymyr Groysman.
According to the results of the announced information about the work of the group by coordinator of the Government-public initiative "Together against corruption" Oksana Velychko, the Prime Minister commissioned to prolong work on the determined by experts key anti-corruption measures.