On March 9, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal chaired a meeting to tackle an issue of payments by the population for housing and communal services. The participants of the meeting discussed ways and proposals to resolve the situation with housing and communal services debts.
The event gathered together the Minister of Social Policy Maryna Lazebna, acting Minister of Energy Yurii Vitrenko, representatives of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development, the management of NJSC Naftogaz and MPs.
"It is necessary to develop a comprehensive solution that will allow to repay existing debts. At the same time, the state will continue to support those citizens who cannot pay for utilities," the Prime Minister noted.
Following the meeting, Denys Shmyhal instructed the relevant ministries to work out the possibility of expanding the range of subsidy recipients, in particular, to inform the public about the possibility of receiving such assistance, as well as create a tool to help people compare payments with the supplier.
In addition, the Prime Minister commissioned the Ministry of Finance together with the Ministry of Energy to develop a mechanism to address the problem of overdue debt, while the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development together with local authorities to conduct communication activities to prevent further growth of debts for housing and communal services.