The adoption of amendments proposed by the Government to the state budget in two readings not as basis and in general at once hampers allocation of funds for additional payments, particularly for the social needs which the society awaits. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview with Liga.net.
«In the first three months of the year owing to the economic growth and deshadowing of the economy, as forecasted a sum worth UAH 25 billion was obtained of overfulfilment of the state budget revenues. It was agreed to allocate these additional funds to key sectors. First of all, to grant financing for subsidies for citizens as well as to ensure treatment of people abroad, for security and defense spheres, to raise salaries for employees of the State Emergency Service, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Foreign Intelligence Service. The separate budget line envisages funding for the police because there exists an ongoing recruitment, there is a shortage of personnel, thereby funds are being allocated for material and technical needs: new cars, fuel material, etc», emphasized the Head of Government.
He also recalled the decision on allocation of funds to the Ukravtodor State Agency of Motor Roads of Ukraine for the construction of the road Lviv – Khmelnytsky – Vinnytsia – Uman – Odesa - Mykolaiv.
«I brought forward a motion to adopt the decision as basis and in general at once because next two weeks will be non-plenary sessions in the Parliament. This would expedite payments. But the Parliament upheld irreversible decision: 204 votes in favor. 71 MPs of the Petro Poroshenko Block supported the said proposal. Let's say so, not the whole faction. Moreover, I am grateful to each particular MPs who voted and understood the importance of the issue. When this matter was brought to a vote as in general we received almost 250 votes in favor», highlighted Volodymyr Groysman
According to the Prime Minister, the preparation for the second reading is kicked off. «Generally, the only negative repercussion is that this issue will be resolved at the earliest only in two weeks», underscored Volodymyr Groysman.