Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announces the launch of a new format for cooperation with the regions, which provides for open discussions of heads of Regional State Administrations (RSA) with members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the most relevant issues for each region. The first such meeting took place at the Government House with the participation of line ministers and heads of Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Kharkiv and Odessa RSAs.
"I am dissatisfied with the level of cooperation with the regions and offer a new format. We need to settle problems that we face as quickly as possible, in particular in the framework of authority on the ground", the Head of Government stressed. "We have set an objective: the development of the economy. While an objective for the regional governments is to enhance the resources that we have transferred, to create business climate, to carry out serious de-shadowing for wage growth be tangible for the people. We implement systemic changes in education, medicine, energy sector, energy efficiency. We want well-coordinated work on the ground be achieved."
The Prime Minister drew attention to the fact that, for example, the national program Available Medicines should actually cover the entire country and reach each resident in the most remote village. And it is up to local leadership to provide such access. The same applies to A New Ukrainian School program. "It is crucial for us to ensure that strategic documents be synchronized with regional programs", emphasized Volodymyr Groysman, "Hence, the purpose of the meetings with the ministers is to switch to a new level of interaction when urgent problems can be settled."
The Head of Government stressed that the current situation in the economy is a huge challenge and at the same time a set of opportunities - in the agri-business, in the entrepreneurship development, in the direction of entering new commodity markets. But all steps need to be done simultaneously, thus the efficiency of the decisions - both at the national and regional levels – would be undeniable.