The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine within the framework of the deepening of the decentralization process has transferred agricultural land that is located outside the boundaries of a settlement into ownership of the first seven consolidated communities (CC). The said decision was approved by the Government at the end of January, and today it enters into a practical phase of implementation.
Commenting on the process, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stressed the reform of decentralization was introduced exactly 4 years ago, in February 2014. It was based on the idea of the development of communities potential.
Over the past years, the process has become irreversible and the transfer of financial and administrative powers is legally enshrined.
"Today, on February 27, 2018, we give back what is rightfully belongs to people - we vest the power of land management to communities," the Head of Government claimed.
According to the Prime Minister, the process of transfer of land to CC should be completed by the end of year. "Consolidated communities have powers, resources, and the land, please, now it is essential to achieve a better life," Volodymyr Groysman underscored.
Land plots with a total area of 7,810.93 hectares were transferred into communal ownership of Gorodyshchenskaya CC, Volyn region (926.48 hectares), Hirsivska CC and Priazovske CC, Zaporizhia region (798.48 hectares and 705.16 hectares respectively), Smirnovska CC, Zaporizhia region (1 568.74 hectates), Pomichnyanska CC, Kirovohrad region (70.57 hectares), Obolonska CC , Poltava region (2 950.42 hectares ) and Natalynska CC, Kharkiv region (791.08 hectares).
100% of the land located in the territory of the said consolidated communities was formed and the data about it was submitted to the State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre which allowed to transfer the land in the short term - within two weeks after receiving the relevant application by the line state authority. The procedure did not require any state budget spending.