The formation of joint development strategies, both at the central and community levels, will enable the achievement of a key goal - building an independent country with the sound economy. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during a meeting of the Regional Development Council in Vinnytsia region. The Head of Government today, March 7, is on a working trip to Vinnytsia region.
The meeting of the Regional Development Council is devoted to the development of Vinnytsia region, the summing up of the measures introduced to promote the development of the region and the country as a whole over the past 5 years, as well as the elaboration of plans for the medium-term perspective.
The Head of Government stressed that the core change brought about in recent years was decentralization reform, which enabled for the creating of mechanisms for investing in a new quality of life of Ukrainian citizens and provided new opportunities for the development of regions through the transfer of financial resources and administrative powers to the regional authorities. Moreover, Vinnytsia region is today one of the flagships of the reform.
"I assumed the office to put in practice the decentralization reform. Today, it has brought opportunity to hundreds of consolidated communities and millions of Ukrainian citizens to improve its life standards. Decentralization has become a tool for consolidated communities, and it should be used effectively. I know for sure that today there are enough financial resources and opportunities to invest and shape a new quality of life for citizens," the Prime Minister pointed out.
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that the key task for the Government and local authorities is to make Ukraine strong with a developed system of local self-government and to ensure high standards of living. "Together we must shape such a system of interaction which will yield a result through its synergy," he stated.
According to the Prime Minister, three years ago the Government embarked on a major overhauk course. And today it can be with confidence that the foundation of the new state is laid. Time to build a building by implementing a strategy for the development of regions and the state development strategy.
"Infrastructure, energy, energy independence, local democracy, education, medicine, and the social sphere are something that we can develop in synergy. We built the foundation of a new country, it's time to build a building. We all have to do one thing to implement reforms and to protect them. We have no right to lose all the achievements made over the last 5 years ", the Prime Minister underscored.